Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center announces new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases.

The Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center has

Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

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 sratclif@illinois.edu or by phone at 217-333-9656.

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