Below is an example of a possible field trip form that could be developed by your school to send home when children are going on a trip where they could encounter ticks. (NOTE: The Lyme Disease Association Inc. does not make recommendations to use or not use repellents. It is an individual decision. Check […]
Lyme & TBD Prevention
The Lyme Disease Association has as one of its goals to stop the spread of Lyme & other tick-borne diseases. Tick checks are very important to prevention as is proper tick removal The following links may be helpful in addressing the issue of Lyme disease prevention and control. Also check out our downloadable info graphic for a summer of prevention tips. LDA does not endorse or sponsor products. The material is presented to help people gain quick access to products which they may or may not choose to use.
In this recent study by Burtis et al. published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers assessed susceptibility of Ixodes scapularis ticks to Permethrin treatment on Shelter Island, NY where 4-poster devices have been implemented for deer topical treatment from 2008 to 2019. The 4 -poster method has effectively reduced questing tick densities, but authors […]
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. is working with US Biologic to promote Lyme Disease Awareness with Biologic’s new awareness brochure and new flyer. Anyone can download and print both for free. Working together we can help to stop this disease that is affecting 476,000 people annually in the U.S. Click on the Read More below to go to the links to download the information.
Daniel Cameron, MD, reported in his Lyme Science blog on a study that uncovers new information about deer tick questing. The study, from the SUNY Broome Community College’s Tracy R. Curtis, et al., was published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology and looked at how adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) move on public trails with “increasing levels of terrain complexity with a potential host nearby.”
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 under a different name and has now been […]
Here is information the Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA) is providing for informational purposes only. The LDA does not take a position on the topic. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but in keeping with general food safety principles, always […]
As part of the Pentagon’s second annual “Bug Week,” an event organized to raise awareness of insects and the diseases they carry, the Defense Department announced its plans to develop a new and improved product that will eventually replace permethrin, the repellent and insecticide currently used to soak most military combat uniforms to protect against […]
There are many different kinds of clothing available to help in tick bite prevention. One of those is chemical free – Rynoskin, which is ultralight and worn underneath regular clothing. Rynoskin prevents ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, black flies, ants, no-see-ums, and other biting insects from entering through its clothing to reach the skin to feed/bite. […]