Bob Oley, PE, MSPH
Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Expert
Public Health and Site Consultant

Educational Speaking

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, if not correctly diagnosed and left untreated, can quite literally ruin people’s lives. No one is spared, not the children who spend so much of their time outdoors playing, nor the older family members who are beginning to enjoy their later years golfing, gardening, hiking or whatever activities bring them outside. Anyone bitten by an infected tick can be made seriously ill with the infirmities of those diseases they carry. And, quite honestly, there is no good reason why it has to be that way.


The key is prevention. Becoming aware of the dangers associated with tick bites, and what you can do to prevent getting bitten by a tick, can make all the difference in the world between living a normal health life or having to endure a debilitating one. Taking personal protection measures, such as wearing tick repellent clothing, is so very important in keeping ticks at bay. And managing one’s property through such simple measures as keeping your grass cut short can be most helpful in reducing the number of ticks in your backyard.


Through education, one can raise the public’s awareness about the seriousness and consequences of tick-borne diseases and what proactive measures each and every person can take to reduce his or her chances of getting bitten by a tick. Because of his strong belief in the value of educating the public in these regards, Bob speaks before many different groups to raise public awareness about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, and most importantly, prevention.


Toward this end, Bob has appeared before the Swarthmore Garden Club, the Montgomery County Public Works Association, Whitpain Township, the Montgomery County and Lower Bucks County Lyme disease support groups, as well as other interested parties. He has appeared on public radio shows including the National Public Radio You Bet Your Garden radio show, and the nationally broadcast Magic Garden radio show.


Click here to contact Bob if you are interested in him speaking at an upcoming engagement for your group.