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NY: Quails Released To Eat Ticks

Jennifer Smith

Posted on August 09 2018

More than 70 quail were set free at Hempstead Harbor Shoreline Trail on Tuesday, and in the fall officials will conduct tests to determine what impact the quail are having. North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said that quail are "our superheroes in the fight against ticks" and Lyme disease. (Credit: Newsday / Khristopher Brooks, Yeong-Ung Yang)


Tick activity persists in summer and into fall, although tick sightings occur throughout the year. New York remains one of the top five worst states for tick diseases including Lyme Disease. Learn tick disease prevention tips now.