With the excitement of the start of camp fast approaching, we continue to ensure that every aspect of the Vega experience meets our high standards of safety. It is in that spirit that Vega has partnered with Ivy Oaks Analytics, a public health company based out of Virginia that specializes in the control of ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy at large campgrounds, parks and summer camps.
Ticks, mosquitos and poison ivy have never been a major issue at Vega. Regardless, we are committed to doing everything we can to to reduce the risks associated with them, especially since tick populations and thus tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme, are increasing nationwide. Along with these precautions, professionals, including the CDC, recommend daily self tick checks as the best defense, as well as insect repellant and education. All of these measures are implemented at Vega.
The Ivy Oaks process includes ongoing tick population measurements, landscape modification, natural control methods and more. Vega is proud to have an advanced public health standards certification by implementing this program. For more information, visit the Ivy Oaks Analytics and CDC websites.
We also mitigate ticks by planting tick repellent plants, and you can too! We look forward to welcoming our campers and staff soon for a SAFE and FUN summer at Vega!