TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR FOLCROFT, PA:
Muckinipattis Creek borders the borough of Folcroft, which is located in the commuter belt south of Philadelphia. A beautiful, close-knit community, the town is home to about 7,000 residents. Tincum Marsh and Darby Creek, which are also nearby, were declared National Wildlife Refuges in 1972, and the John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve adds to about 1,200 acres of unspoilt wilderness surrounding the area.
However, the abundance of rare and beautiful wildlife like pintailed ducks and red-bellied turtles is not without its downside. The density of wildlife means residents of Folcroft have a higher-than-average incidence of tick bites, due to the number of ticks deposited in people's yards and gardens by local wildlife.