The Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center has
announced the release of their new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases. The pest alert contains information on the tick life cycle, spread of disease, tick-borne disease symptoms, tick-borne disease prevention, tick removal and species, location and related diseases.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBD) pose a major public health concern nationally. Eleven of the 17 tick-borne diseases in the U.S. are known to infect humans. Lyme disease accounts for over 90% of all reported human vector-borne disease, with an estimated 300,000 cases annually. TBDs are most often spread by the bite of ticks.
For more information and state resources or to download a PDF of the alert visit our Web site at: www.ncipmc.org/action/alerts/. This publication was produced and distributed by USDA-NIFA Regional IPM Centers and the 1862 Land-Grant Universities (2014-70006-22486). For more information regarding the development of this document, contact Susan T. Ratcliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 217-333-9656.