Ticks on the Golf Course

June 19, 2019 Dean Baker

Ticks on the Golf Course

 

Tick awareness on the course:

A few of our staff have encountered ticks on the golf course. Ticks will bite like a mosquito, but also burrow into your skin. It is most important to remove the tick quickly. Ticks like other biting insects are part of our environment. Protection from these insects comes down to more awareness than insect spray repellents. Ticks tend to dwell in forested areas, i.e. high grasses, wooded areas, ravines, creeks, etc.  The best deterrent for ticks is to stay out of their environment. They will often be encountered when looking for lost golf balls. Please use caution when entering these areas.

About the Author

Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (Since 1989). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodeling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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