Tick IPM #7: Leaf Litter/Snow Removal for Tick Reduction
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Recorded October 7, 2020
This webinar focuses on developing preventative landscaping methods to reduce blacklegged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) populations. Research has suggested that both leaf litter and snow were overwintering predictors for nymphal tick survival. Dr. Stafford discusses how the removal of leaf litter and snow reduces the survival of blacklegged ticks and, if these preventive management practices were implemented, they could assist in the reduction of tick-borne diseases in the future.
I wish that we would also go back to doing prescribed burnings, which work: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/07/18/frequent-prescribed-fires-can-reduce-risk-of-tick-borne-diseases/
Also, for hunters, put down a permethrin treated tarp when hanging deer to kill any females which may drop off: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/09/moose-ticks-are-dining-on-local-deer/
For more on tick prevention: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/04/12/tick-prevention-2019/