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



"Bob Oley was instrumental in developing the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s tick-borne disease prevention and public awareness materials. His professional expertise in this field and his guidance was invaluable in helping our organization address the serious public health issues related to tick-borne diseases. 

I am sure many people visiting the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s website (, and reading the materials contained therein, including Bob’s Tick Talk series of timely tick-borne disease prevention pieces, are safer due to his knowledge of the subject matter. 

And I would be remiss not to mention what a great pleasure he is to work with."

Stacey G. Sobel, Esq.

Former Executive Director of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance

"Thank you for providing an informal information exchange to the Whitpain Township staff, as well as the Montgomery County Public Works Association concerning Lyme disease.

Your presentation was well received and caught the attention of everyone in attendance. 

The information was very useful in helping us make some minor changes in our daily operations, ensuring the well-being of our employees. We have changed some of our standard operation procedures to include pretreatment of work clothing and more aggressive mowing and treatment of areas adjacent to active parklands and municipal buildings.

Most of us have adopted these good housekeeping techniques into our private lives where we have implemented some landscaping changes and other property maintenance ideas that are beneficial in keeping a tick-free property. Thank you again for your advice and willingness to help us in our efforts to provide a safer workplace and better informed staff."

Ron Cione

Director of Public Works Whitpain Township

Board of Directors Montgomery County Public Works Association

"I am always amazed at how much I learn from Bob Oley every time I speak with him about ticks and tick-borne disease prevention.  His knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to me, my family, and our local Lyme Disease support group, MontCoLyme. A key component of avoiding Lyme Disease is properly evaluating your property to find ways to reduce the tick population.  Bob gave me easy and affordable ways to change my landscaping and suggested I spray with a non-toxic chemical to kill ticks. Not only is my property safer for my kids, but the changes I made to our landscaping made our farmhouse look ready for a photo shoot in Country Living Magazine!  Bob is a dynamic speaker and is available to speak to groups about a topic that is becoming an epidemic and affecting so many lives.  We are fortunate to have Bob's expertise so readily available to us.  I don't know anyone who has more knowledge on tick-borne disease prevention than Bob."

Karen Simeone

"Bob's services and advice have been invaluable to me both as a homeowner and as President of a local Lyme disease support group. He has spoken at several of our meetings and all those attending learned a lot. Everyone said he was easy to understand and really knew the subject. I also had him come to my house to look over my property. I thought I knew what he would say, but some things surprised and educated me. Since both my husband and I got Lyme disease in our backyard while raking leaves in April 2009, it was important for us to know how to minimize the risk of future infection. I would heartily recommend using Bob's services."

Evelyn Throne
Lower Bucks Lyme Group