New National Pest Alert focuses on Ticks and Tickborne Diseases
The North Central IPM Center, a dedicated group of experts in the field of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research and communications representing the upper mid-western states has just released its newest National Pest Alert -- Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.
"Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBD) pose a major public health
concern nationally. Eleven of the seventeen 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."