Keep Your Family Safe from Ticks
Join us at the Ridgefield Playhouse
for the premiere of
Spray Safe, Play Safe:
Tick Control Gets Reel
A series of short films answering your questions about backyard tick control.
FREE and family-friendly. We’ll be serving up delicious O’Deen’s barbecue, and there will be giveaways, tick control information, photo ops with Fran the Tick, a tick-safe clothing fashion show, and more!
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: April 10, 2019
Location: Ridgefield Playhouse,
80 East Ridge Rd,
Online Registration Is Closed, but Please Come and Register in Person!
Special thanks to Dr Frid and BugBeWear for clothing donations for our Tick-Safe Clothing Fashion Show!
Spray Safe, Play Safe: Tick Control Gets Reel, was created by a team of experts to help New England families make informed choices about managing ticks
in their backyards.
These short films answer frequently asked questions about backyard tick management, with special emphasis on safe and effective use of pesticides
for tick control—timed perfectly for Spring.
Follow the story of neighbors planning a block party in a Connecticut neighborhood. You will be drawn into their world as they learn how ticks behave, how to protect their families from tick bites, and how to safely treat their properties to reduce tick populations. While the tone is lighthearted, the recommendations are solidly based on science. Children are at greatest risk and we must do all we can to protect them.
The Spray Safe, Play Safe film series was funded by a
Healthy Communities Grant from the US EPA, and was created by the
Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory
at Western Connecticut State University
the Ridgefield Health Department’s
BLAST Tickborne Disease Prevention Program.
This opening night premiere event is being sponsored by
Western Connecticut Health Network and Lyme Connection.
Online registration has closed, but please come and register in person at the event!
For more information, contact Vicki Hornbostel by phone or email.
Download and share our Film Premiere POSTER HERE!