Prevention & Control
The LDA has as one of its goals to stop the
spread of Lyme & Other Tick-borne diseases. Tick checks are very
important as is proper tick removal (see
LymeR Primer brochure). The following links may be helpful in
addressing what is happening in the area of prevention and control. LDA
does not endorse products.
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Prevention article & radio Interview
with Pat Smith on Health in 30 with Barbara
Ficarra, RN WRCR AM 1300 Radio Rockland. Listen
- Lyme Disease: A Tick Check in Time Might Save You From Lyme
by Patricia V. Smith
from Health in 30
STOP offers educational and prevention programs to schools, public and private employers. Whether your interested in property management or personal protection, STOP can show you how to keep your family safe this year.
MaxForce Bait Box - Do an end run around ticks
Lyme disease is a painful disease. First diagnosed in 1977, it has spread for several reasons — but mostly because more people are living in areas that contain habitats favorable to the ticks that transmit
the disease organism and the animals that host them. Many areas in
the Northeast are, to use the words of health officials, “hyper-endemic.” But Lyme disease is not uncommon in areas of the Mid-Atlantic or the Midwest, either. And its range is growing.
Tackling Ticks That Spread Lyme Disease
If just thinking about ticks makes you squeamish, then you'll want to stay away from Dolores Hill's lab in Beltsville, Maryland. There, in tiny glass vials and Styrofoam containers, Hill keeps several hundred blacklegged deer ticks, scientifically known as Ixodes scapularis.
A parasitologist for USDA's Agricultural Research Service, Hill collects the blood-sucking ticks as part of a 5-year project to biologically control the pests with microscopic roundworms, called nematodes.
Damminix Tick Tubes® are biodegradable, cardboard tubes filled with permethrin treated cotton balls. Mice collect the cotton to build their nests. Deer ticks that feed on mice in the Spring and the Fall are exposed to permethrin and killed.
Last Modified: May 07, 2009