Health Department

Choke-Saver classes for Food Establishments

The Falmouth Health Department is hosting two Choke-Saver classes for all food establishments in order to help with compliance of the state requirement.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28th from 12:00pm-2:00pm, or Tuesday, Dec. 4th from 9:00am-11:00am

Where: Falmouth Recreation Center

Please call the Health Dept. to register.

Question: I recently have noticed a huge increase in ticks after not seeing many all summer. What's going on?

TERC Answer: Blacklegged ticks are seasonal pests and you just have to know which seasons that they are typically active. The adult stages of this tick begin to become active as the season changes from summer to fall. In the northeastern U.S., these adult stage ticks start to become abundant early in October, and they will remain active through the winter as long as the temperatures are above freezing and the ground is not frozen or covered by snow. The nymphal stage of this tick is active during the late spring and summer. 


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