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!
Mainely Ticks goal is to provide you with professional services, current & comprehensive educational materials, and internet resources to protect you and your family against vector-borne diseases including Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichiosis, EEE, West Nile Virus and others.
"Mainely Ticks is a small family owned pest management business located in southern Maine. 2014 marks our 10th year in business. While we do treat residential properties for ticks and mosquitoes, our website focuses on education (retired teacher of 31 years)... Tick Management through Education and Science. Our ProTickMe initiative distributes tick identification guides, bookmarks, tweezers and ProTickMe kits to individuals and organizations. We are very active with educational outreach programs in our local area, and support our educational website at www.mainelyticks.com. I have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Tom Mather (and communicate via the Public Tick IPM Working Group) and marvel at the work that he does. The TickEncounter website is the absolute best site available with an incredible outreach. I hope that our membership will help support your ongoing work.".
National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.
"National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. We work with all our stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. And we are proud that our work, and our people, underpin the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors".
ohDEER, Inc. provides all natural deer control to preserve client's beautiful landscapes from the hungry deer. They also provide all natural tick and mosquito control.
"One of our biggest pitches to current clients and prospects is education! Whether a prospect uses ohDEER or another spray company, we preach the educational piece. How important it is to prep and dress appropriately before venturing out, to check yourself, your kids, and pets every day and also tips on how to make their yards LESS tick friendly. ohDEER, Inc. refers to TickEncounter often and would like to participate in the effort".
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 is a suburban deer expert and tick prevention specialist. He's spent the last 20 years thinking about and dealing with the problems associated with ticks. As a single dad, with two boys and two dogs and residing in an area with a high tick population, Dan is no stranger to the dangers they bring.
Dan's mission is to provide a safe and effective tool for removing ticks. After careful thought and painstaking effort, Dan's developed a much improved tick removal tool called TickEase. It’s dual purpose design allows you to easily, safely and effectively remove ticks from people and pets. You can use it to remove ticks with ease. Dan has also recently formed Prevent-LymeDisease.com to reinforce his fight against tickborne disease.TickEase, Inc. : www.BuyTickEase.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".
"When we were looking at the prevention and protection content, your site and content was considered "best in class" and the membership is a terrific way to get the best and most current information into the hands of our public. Your work is outstanding, the quality terrific, and the credibility of a solid academic center and research program bring great legitimacy to our awareness and education efforts".
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."
"Fox Pest Control of RI is a new pest control business, started this spring (2014) in RI, operated by Michael Morgan. We are committed to using the best practices of Integrated Pest Management while treating commercial and residential properties for ticks and mosquitoes. One of our most important goals is to educate and serve Rhode Islanders by surveying properties and treating if needed to reduce the threat of disease caused by the black legged tick, Ixodes Scapularis, and others, thereby reducing the potential for human contraction of lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, powassan, RMSF, erlichiosis etc. and other dangerous pathogens caused by the bite of ticks endemic to RI".
Companies/Organization/Schools listed signed up prior to our new TEPP levels. Future online listings with web links are part of our new Business Plus level or as Standard or Enhanced partners.