Meghna Chakrabarti of Radio Boston interviews Dr. Thomas Mather about Lyme disease, the role of deer and mice in tick-borne disease, tick habitat and life cycle, and finally TickSmart prevention strategies.
In conjunction with WBUR special Lyme disease series, WBUR hosted an expert panel to discuss prevention, coping with the disease, and changing our thinking and behavior as tick-borne diseases become more prevalent. Re-watch the discussion here: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/28/lyme-disease-panel or on TERC
Warm winter weather, the 2010 acorn crop, chipmunks and mice, the absence of acorns in 2011: these are environmental factors that have been all over the news, and are topics being discussed by tick and health experts as setting us up for what could be the worst year for deer ticks and Lyme disease on record.
TickEncounter [TERC] recently sat down with two of Rhode Island's newest TickSmart™ Certified deer tick control experts - Greg Carbone of the Bartlett Tree Experts and Ames Kaiser of Ocean State Tick Control - to discuss their thoughts on tick-bite prevention for this tick season.Read Interview about tick-bite prevention this tick season