University of Rhode Island researcher Dr. Thomas Mather said since the 1980s Rhode Island, reports of the Lone Star tick have mostly been confined to Prudence Island. However, in the past year, researchers have started to see a few of the insects in Jamestown
in News > As Lone Star ticks appear in RI, TickEncounter.org helps decode tick danger
ecoRI interviews The TickGuy asking, "Are tick populations and tick-borne disease related to climate change?"
in Resources > High Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi among Adult Blacklegged Ticks from White-Tailed Deer
EVERYTHING comes from somewhere. But where does the blacklegged tick relapsing fever germ
Borrelia miyamotoi come from?
in News > High Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi among Adult Blacklegged Ticks from White-Tailed Deer
Nearly half of all counties in the United States are now home to the ticks that transmit Lyme disease, according to a new federal tick count released Monday.
in News > Ticks Taking Over!
With help from "The Tick Guy", The Chronicle Show on ticks and tick borne illnesses is going to air next Tuesday night July 7th on Chronicle, WVCB-TV, Channel 5 at 7:30pm.
in News > The Chronicle Show
If you want to stay safe this summer, wear sunscreen and look out for ticks, but don’t worry about sharks. RadioTimes interview with Marty Moss-Coane
in News > Sunshine, sharks and ticks, oh my!
Chalk up another strike against the winter. It turns out all that snow may have benefited one of our tiniest, but still-menacing, nemeses: the tick.
in News > Tick population may thrive thanks to snowpack’s insulation
Despite a brutally cold and snowy winter across much the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, experts say tick populations across both regions are thriving this spring. By Jillian MacMath
in News > Tick Populations Explode in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic Following Snowy Winter
Slate.com: The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family. By Melinda Wenner Moyer
in News > Be Very Afraid of Ticks
In a study that appeared this week ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, authors found
measurable prevalence of NO B. burgdorferi in Lone Star ticks using any of the testing protocols.
in News > Lone Star Ticks Aren't Transmitting Lyme Disease Borrelia
Our favorite SPRINGTIME TICKSMART™ ACTIONS – do them now (or at least soon) to stay TickSafe.
in Tick Notes > TickSmart Tips for Spring
Providence Business News interviews The Tick Guy, Dr. Thomas Mather "Five Questions With: Dr. Thomas Mather"
in News > Five Questions With: Dr. Thomas Mather
With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy.
Update - April 8,2014: Webinar now available at your convenience with The Tick Guy, Dr. Thomas Mather.
in News > All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series
The Leonard Lopate Show interviews Dr. Thomas Mather and Dr. Thomas Daniels. They discuss
those blood-sucking arachnids called ticks that can spread disease and how to protect against tick bites and prevent tick-borne disease
News > The Leonard Lopate Show - Please Explain: Ticks
On Monday, July 15 at 11a.m. EST, Dr. Tom Mather, director of URI’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, answered questions
about tick bite protection and prevention of tick-transmitted diseases during a Live Chat on Boston.com.
in FAQ > Boston.com Daily Dose Live Chat Recap
Beth Daly, Environment reporter at The Boston Globe, delivers three tick stories over the weekend ranging from URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease vaccine to the
public health challenge facing Massachusetts, New England, and beyond.
in News > Researchers strive for vaccine against tick-borne diseases
in News > A tick in her hair serves as reminder to take precautions
in News > A minuscule foe, a massive public health challenge
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Daily TickCheck Cards show blacklegged ticks in full color, as well as the other common human biting ticks. Check every time you're in the shower or sitting on the toilet.
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It's NOT Lyme but a relapsing fever illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi.
News > New tick-borne disease recognized in the northeastern USA
NPR's Bradley Campbell interviews Dr. Thomas Mather about the Fall tick season as he collects them by the hundreds.
News > This is the season for adult deer ticks
"Ticks are blooming- how are you going to stay safe?"
Dr. Mather will be on The Health Show 5/24 and 5/27 talking ticks with Bob Barrett and Dr. Nina Sax.
Once attached to people or pets, deer ticks are just hard to find! Their numbers are on the rise and they occur in
more & more places
– even your backyard!
University of Rhode Island researcher has been collecting adult
deer ticks at a rate of more than 350 per hour!
TickEncounter recently sat down with two of Rhode Island's newest TickSmart™
Certified deer tick control experts
to discuss their thoughts on tick-bite prevention for this tick season.