Lyme disease is a serious health concern in Chester County. The Parks and Preservation Department is taking proactive steps to protect the public.
In November 2015, the ranger staff first placed the 4-poster tick control stations at Warwick County Park. Shortly after additional stations were added at Nottingham County Park, Hibernia County Park, Springton Manor Farm and Black Rock Sanctuary. These devices work by luring deer and other wildlife in with corn.
Permethrin, a tickicide, is placed on the rollers and applied to the animals as they feed. This tickicide is commonly found in products meant for people and is not absorbed into the body.
This system is used nationwide and has been shown to effectively control disease-spreading tick populations.
For more information about Lyme disease, please visit the Chester County Health Department website. If you would like to implement this system on your property, or have questions about it, please contact Warwick County Park at 610-469-1916.