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Insects and Ticks that Find Us Attractive, April 26, 2011

Dr. Richard Pollack
Public Health Entomologist and Parasitologist

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Dr. Richard Pollack, a public health entomologist and parasitologist, will talk about "bugs" that trouble us year round and seasonally. He will explain how bed bugs, head lice, ticks, and mosquitoes locate us, and discuss both the risks that we incur and what we can do about them.

Pollack, a Needham resident, is chair of the Mosquito Advisory Group of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and a member of the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Commission. He served as a public health entomologist for more than two decades at the Harvard School of Public Health, and now operates a local consulting company. He is on the faculty of Boston University, and conducts research worldwide.

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