The goal of the TERC Widget initiative is to make it easier for your web site or individual blog to spread the word about tick-bite prevention strategies and tick awareness.
Hidden in the Leaves is the story of University of Rhode Island entomologist Thomas Mather and his team's efforts to help people see the risks for serious tick-transmitted disease lurking in an increasing number of rural, suburban and even semi-urban landscapes in the eastern United States.
They've crawled up your leg... NOW WHAT? A dozen secrets about tick piercing, sucking, and pathogen transmission revealed.
Interactively inspect Lyme disease data reported in the United States, based upon region or state statistics collected by the Center for Disease Control. Or find out where tick encounter risk is greatest in Rhode Island.
Don't really know where to look for ticks? Use the Tick Bite Locator to guide your search for likely spots on your body.
VIEW our unique "How-to ..." animations and videos to learn the safest and most effective tick-bite prevention techinques.
Interviews by local news channels like WPRI & WJAR. Also newspaper interviews from publishers such as The New York Times & The Boston Globe.