Tick Control System (TCS)

Good information for preventive measures in the yard can be found here. On the Vineyard, we’ve used Steve Anagnos’ products and noticed fewer ticks. We have also sprayed in a few sequential years past and noticed lower deer traffic through our fence, so it should be noted that our observations are anecdotal. Mitigating the problem […]

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STUDY: Lyme-Tick Incidence in Chicago Area – I. Scapularis over 50%

“Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Distribution Surveys in the Chicago Metropolitan Region” Jennifer Rydzewski,1 Nohra Mateus-Pinilla,2 Richard E. Warner,1 Jeffrey A. Nelson,3 and Tom C. Velat4 1 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1102 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. 3 North Park University, 3225 West Foster Ave, Chicago, IL […]

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STUDY: Infected Ticks and their Hosts in Leipzig

“Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing ticks, ticks parasitizing rodents and the parasitized rodents – Analyzing the host-pathogen-vector interface in a metropolitan area” Cornelia Silaghi, Dietlinde Woll, Dietmar Hamel, Kurt Pfister, Monia Mahling and Martin Pfeffer in Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:191 Published: 5 September 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background The aims of this study […]

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Hidden in the Leaves – a documentary

Hidden in the Leaves, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Healey Jamiel, is the story of University of Rhode Island entomologist Thomas Mather and his team’s efforts to help people see the risks for serious tick-transmitted disease lurking in an increasing number of rural, suburban and even semi-urban landscapes in the eastern United States. This 24 […]