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. The following links may be helpful in addressing what is happening in the area of prevention and control.
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Ticks are most likely to be in woods, where woods meet lawn, where lawn meets fields, tall brush/grass, under leaves, under ground cover (low growing vegetation), near stone walls or wood piles, shady areas, around bird feeders, outside pet areas.
Saucon Township, PA is taking an active role in educating and
protecting park visitors from Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The
Township will be downloading, printing, having available and
posting one of the LDA's free...
How to reduce ticks on your property-habitat
management strategies, can be found in the 2 publications below,
one from Connecticut and one from New Jersey. The LDA does not
endorse any products or particular practices
Controlling ticks on property is something that government
entities and the general public can do to help stop the spread of
Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Now we have a device backed by
scientific studies published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
The device has been around a long time...
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.
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...