Lyme disease, spread by ticks, is prevalent. Take precautions when going in the woods and fields. Use insect repellent, dress in light-colored clothing, roll pant cuffs into socks, wear long sleeves and a hat. Inspect pets.

Go to darienct.gov, click on Town Services, then Health Department for more information..

Free tick removal kits are available at the department’s office in the Town Hall.