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Roxbury, CT-10, April 2010-041010CM06  Frank Masi (left) and his wife Cathy, of Roxbury talk with Donna Culbert, the Newtown Health District Director about tick prevention, Saturday afternoon at the Roxbury Town Hall.  Culbert was apart of the Freedom Lawn Expo, which was open to the public.  The event had several booths with experts providing information regarding a naturalistic approach to lawn care, promoting unrestricted growth and discouraging the use of lawn fertilizers.  Culbert was promoting the BLAST approach for tick prevention.  BLAST is an acronym for Bathe after being outdoors, Look for ticks, Apply repellents, Spray the perimeter of your yard, and Tret pets with tick products. --Christopher Massa Republican-American