Civic Association Meeting Wednesday March 25th

The next KMCA membership meeting will be Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 7:30PM at Kemp Mill Elementary School.

  • Nancy Navarro, our district’s County Councilmember, will be coming to our civic association’s meeting next Wednesday to report on the Council’s work and some of the local items listed below. If you have any questions or requests for her, please forward them to asap, so she can start working on them!
  • A WSSC (water company) rep is coming to discuss our rates. Did you know that the more you use, the higher the rate you pay, no matter how many are in your family?
  • Can bowhunting finally begin to thin the deer population in Kemp Mill?
  • Our website is revamped, and will be able to help you keep up with the dues and news.
  • We’re finally getting a new Kemp Mill sign, with some flowers and green to go along with.
  • Shaloms wants to know how it’s doing with the community.
  • Updates on repaving our streets and the rebuilding of the library and rec center into a new community center.
  • Will busing for nonpublic schools continue?
  • Elections to fill 2 vacant KMCA Board seats.

Refreshments will be served

Deer, Deer Ticks, and Lyme disease

What you can do about Deer Ticks, Deer, and the potential of Lyme disease

 Unfortunately, people in Kemp Mill are continuing to contract Lyme disease from deer ticks. The ticks are hard to spot, and the infection is hard to diagnose, and potentially difficult to treat. Kemp Mill has one of the highest concentrations of deer, which correlates with a higher incidence of Lyme disease and car accidents. The Civic Association is continuing to explore ways to reduce the local deer population, including taking advantage of relaxed restrictions on County-regulated bow-and-arrow hunting. In the meantime, you can protect yourselves through some of the following means:



Damminix tick tubes

You can buy them on the website:

Put them in the ground on your property, and they reduce the risk of Lyme disease by using mice that burrow underground as “couriers” to kill disease carrying deer ticks.



Permethrin spray

You can buy them on the website:

There are good prices on this website for this effective repellant spray that is hard to find in local stores to use on clothes against deer ticks. This article evaluates Permethrin as repellent to deer ticks:




Deerbusters Fencing

Order from their warehouse in Frederick, MD:


They sell a variety of plastic fences in 7.5- to 8-foot heights that are much more heavy-duty than anything available at retail stores.  The distributors are also very knowledgeable about installing, and will offer advice over the phone.  The plastic mesh fencing is the only type allowed by county regulations to be over 6.5 feet tall.


Ira Ungar

President, Kemp Mill Civic Association