Ticks, mosquitoes, stuff lurking in the swimming hole and even that suspect macaroni salad at the picnic are only some of the things that are out there to suck the joy out of summer.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News


Not to fear; Broome County Health Department director of environmental health, Joshua Phelps is the guest of this weekend's edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up.  He talks about what to do if you find a tick, a bat, or other potential threats to your family's well-being so you can actually enjoy what nice summer weather comes our way.

A lot of helpful information is available through the Broome County Health Department.  Visit www.gobroomecounty.com/eh.

Southern Tier Close Up is heard Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. following Joe Stanley and the Law on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

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