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Update - April 8, 2014. If you missed this excellent webinar, presented by Dr. Thomas Mather, you can view it at your convenience by clicking on the watch recording link on this page: https://learn.extension.org/events/1381

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Get TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do

Webinar Series : April 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm EST

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Get TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do

With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy. Tick encounter rates aren't creeping up... they're soaring. Just one species, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), transmits Lyme disease and at least 4 additional dangerous infections across a wide swath of the United States. This tick is not your "regular" tick, although it may be the most common. To stay TickSafe and disease-free, there are 10 things you must know about ticks these days. Once you know about those things, there are 5 top TickSmart actions you can and should take. No more "hmmms," "uhhhhs," or "I'm not sure." The Get TickSmart campaign hopes to fast-track your access to knowledge and resources that empower you to be proactive and protected. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Thomas N. Mather, Professor & Director, Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center, University of Rhode Island and moderated by Shawn Banks, Extension Agent Agriculture-Horticulture, NC State University Cooperative Extension.