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Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

-fd6b29d7766555b9Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Advice on how to prevent tick bites from the NYC Dept. of Health: click here

Deer Population Control: A Surgical Approach.  Go here to read the article. 

Go here to New York City’s new website to learn about the  local deer population and related issues.