‘Spray Safe, Play Safe: Tick Control Gets Reel’ Free Movie About Backyard Tick Control and Pesticides at Ridgefield Playhouse, April 10th

Report by Paula Antolini, March 1, 2019, 3:27PM EDT

Spring will arrive soon and it’s a good time to learn all about tick control and pesticides. Lyme disease is an infection caused by several strains of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). The bacteria is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. These ticks can also transmit other diseases and infect pets and livestock.

The Ridgefield Playhouse will have the premiere of “Spray Safe, Play Safe: Tick Control Gets Reel” on April 10th, which is a series of short films answering your questions about backyard tick control.

FREE and family-friendly. They will be serving up delicious O’Deen’s barbecue, and there will be giveaways, tick control information, photo ops with Fran the Tick, and more!

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: April 10, 2019
Location: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
​Click HERE To Reserve Your Tickets!​


Spray Safe, Play SafeTick Control Gets Reel, was created by a team of experts to help New England families make informed choices about managing ticks in their backyards.  

These short films answer frequently asked questions about backyard tick management, with special emphasis on safe and effective use of pesticides for tick control—timed perfectly for Spring.

Follow the story of neighbors planning a block party in a Connecticut neighborhood. You will be drawn into their world as they learn how ticks behave, how to protect their families from tick bites, and how to safely treat their properties to reduce tick populations. While the tone is lighthearted, the recommendations are solidly based on science. Children are at greatest risk and we must do all we can to protect them.

The Spray Safe, Play Safe film series was funded by a Healthy Communities Grant from the US EPA, and was created by the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University and the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Tickborne Disease Prevention Program.

This opening night premiere event is being sponsored by the Western Connecticut Health Network and Lyme Connection.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. 

Click HERE To Reserve Your Tickets!

 For more information, contact Vicki Hornbostel by phone or email.