Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force

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Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force and the Pike County Commissioners have joined forces to help prevent the spread of tick borne diseases. Together, we will work to educate the public about the prevalence and dangers of tick borne diseases, how to protect yourself from becoming infected, and how to enjoy your time outside. The Pike County Tick Borne Disease Task Force is focused on decreasing the number of tick borne accounts by building community awareness through education, support, and advocacy.


Fourth Thursday of Each Month
(unless otherwise indicated)
10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom due to COVID-19

Email Brian Snyder for meeting login info.

Download the 2021 Meeting Dates


Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Baseline Study

Tick Information for Kids

Environmental Partnership Award 

TBD Task Force PEC Award

The early stages of tick borne diseases are usually marked by one or more of the following:

• Fatigue

• Rash

• Red bull's eye rash (Not every time)

• Numbness

• Chills

• Dizziness

• Fever

• Unsteady Walk

• Headache

• Confusion

• Muscle and joint pain

• Forgetfulness

• Swelling in joints

• Disorientation

• Abdominal pain

• Mood swings

• Nausea and vomiting

• Loss of appetite

• Shortness of breath

• Weakness

• Palpitations

• Loss of coordination

• Swollen lymph nodes




To help prevent tick bites follow these simple steps:

  • • Wear light colored clothing to help spot ticks that have crawled onto you.

  • • Walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with grass or brush.

  • • Remove leaves, leaf litter and brush around lawns and houses.

  • • Preform frequent, thorough tick checks

  • •To repel ticks, use products containing DEET for skin and Permethrin for clothes and gear or use natural oils that repel ticks

  • • Gear and pets should be checked for ticks before bringing into automobiles and/or home

  • • When home, tumble clothes in the dryer for 30 minutes to kill ticks



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Tick Keys

Office Info

Phone 570-296-3569
Contact Email bsnyder@pikepa.org

Committee Members

Commissioner Matthew Osterberg
Commissioner Ron Schmalzle
Commissioner Steve Guccini
Rosemarie Schoepp (Chair)
Steve Alessi
Nicole Chinnici
Tammy DeLeo
Mary Farley-Mell
Jill Gamboni
Krista Gromalski
John Klemeyer
Christopher Lordi
Dr. Cathleen Mattos
Dr. Robert Ollar
Jeff Rosalsky
Ellen Scarisbrick
Kelly Stagen
Mackenzie Strunk

County / Task Force Liaisons
Mike Mrozinski
Brian Snyder