We hope that by spreading the word about proven effective tick-bite protection tools and strategies, Prevention Partners will have a positive impact on the health of their community, and will encourage others to become TickEncounter Prevention Partners, too!
EcoHealth is a company that offers Damminix Tick Tubes®.
"It is well known that deer spread ticks infected with Lyme disease. However, did you know that these same ticks get Lyme disease from mice, not deer? Damminix Ticks Tubes® rely on the natural nesting instincts of mice to take the battle to source and deliver tick controlling permethrin directly to this host animal and the ticks it infects.
Damminix Tick Tubes® are biodegradable, cardboard tubes filled with permethrin treated cotton balls. Mice collect the cotton to build their nests. Deer ticks that feed on mice in the Spring and the Fall are exposed to permethrin and killed. All the while, the mice, other mammals and your lands are unharmed and undisturbed".
Dan Wolff of Waltham, MA founded Mass Deer Service, Inc. over 20 years ago. Dan is a life long resident of this region, an accomplished archer and hunter. Since its inception, Dan's mission for Mass Deer Service has been to serve private landowners across Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts with problem deer on their properties.
Dan's also responsible for inventing a unique tweezer he calls, "Remove-A-Tick: The only dual purpose tick remover for People and Pets". The mission of Remove-A-Tick is to provide a safe and effective tool for removing ticks. They promote education, awareness and prevention steps to combat the increased incidences of Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses locally and abroad. To that end, Dan has recently formed Prevent-LymeDisease.com to reinforce his fight against tickborne disease.MassDeerSerivce, Inc. : www.MassDeerService.com
"Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc - (VHB), is a major engineering and environmental consulting firm along the east coast. Our engineers, scientists, and surveyors are involved with field condition surveys as part of their regular work. They are exposed to areas where tick/Lyme exposure is probable and becoming a TickEncounter Prevention Partner helps us educate, engage, and empower our team.
We move projects forward. That's what VHB has been doing for our clients and communities for 30 years. Providing multidisciplinary planning, design, engineering, and consulting for some of the nation's most complex infrastructure and development initiatives, VHB professionals take projects from concept to completion. Our planning, transportation, land development, and environmental professionals create successful and workable results, changing the face of the built environment."
"The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) is an academic research lab at the University of Massachusetts. The focus of our research is on infectious diseases, with particular attention to those diseases with transmission cycles that involve other animal species. The general term for these diseases is "zoonosis". Zoonoses come in many kinds and are as diverse as the animal and microbial kingdoms".
"We’ve joined forces with the TickEncounter.org to bring greater awareness to the risk of tickborne diseases".
Jamestown, RI is proud to partner with the TickEncounter Resource Center, combining our resources to provide our visitors with the most reliable strategies for preventing tick bites and tick-transmitted diseases.
Conley's Brockton Exterminating Company, Inc., has provided bug control and exterminator services to property owners in the Duxbury, Massachusetts, and South Shore areas since 1952. Including: Plymouth, Kingston, Marshfield, Brockton, and Rockland.
John Drulle, MD Memorial Lyme Fund, Inc. "The JDMLF is a 501(C)3 corporation based in NJ dedicated to public awareness and prevention education of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. We also fund tick ecology and prevention research along with educational projects about which can be found on our website. In joining your partner program we feel we can broaden our profile and utilize the research and knowledge of your organization to assist in our mission".
Wood River Animal Hospital: "Wood River Animal Hospital is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients."
Ransford Environmental Solutions: "We are a family owned pest control company that has been in business since 1896. We are members of local and national organizations including the EPA's PESP (Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program) . We want to educate our customers about the dangers of disease carrying ticks. By partnering with TERC we want to protect our customers and their communities from tick bites and the diseases they can carry with the least amount of impact to the environment."
Tick Task Force: "Lincoln has established a Tick Task Force whose mission is to educate the public about the prevalence and dangers of tick borne diseases, how to protect themselves from being infected, and how to best advocate for themselves and their families when seeking medical diagnosis and treatment."
As the first community partner assisting in the effort to prevent tick-borne diseases, Pier Cleaners achieved honorary status as a Standard Level Partner. They are currently collaborating with TERC to create informational inserts and coupons for tick repellent that the company will include with dry cleaning and laundry orders.
NLH: "We are no stranger to the outdoors. Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74 bed acute care hospital with an 84 bed skilled nursing home located at the foothills of the Adirondacks in New York. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, we are no stranger to ticks. That is why we have launched a comprehensive community education program with TickEncounter to safeguard our residents and our region’s visitors. Our providers share our message of tick bite prevention. Littauer provides the finest in state-of-the-art technology and a caring, dedicated staff of health care professionals. The Littauer medical staff brings amazing technical expertise and competence to the residents of Fulton County and the surrounding communities. At Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, we're people caring for people".
Lyme Research Alliance – Committed to a Cure. "We fund ground-breaking research in the field of tick-borne disease, and our new name better reflects what we do,” said Diane Blanchard, co-founder of the organization. At any given moment several research teams across the country are working with funding supplied by LRA to help improve the lives of people who have been exposed to Lyme disease. We fund studies that deepen our understanding of how the Lyme bacterium evades the body’s defenses and contrives to evade the effect of powerful antibiotics. We fund a study that is in the early stages of applying for stage 1 clinical trials of the first ever drug to treat persistent Lyme disease. And we fund a team that is scrutinizing the current diagnostic tests that are far from reliable."