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.

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Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III

Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, Chief Scientist (Head) of the Department of Entomology and State Entomologist (State Plant Regulatory Official) at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station



I wish that we would also go back to doing prescribed burnings, which work:

Also, for hunters, put down a permethrin treated tarp when hanging deer to kill any females which may drop off:

For more on tick prevention:

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