To Kill Ticks, Target Their Animal Hosts

Annapolis, MD; March 10, 2017—An emerging tool in the fight against tick-borne disease, host-targeted bait boxes employ a sneaky trick: turning some of ticks’ favorite carriers—small mammals like mice and chipmunks—against them. And a new study in Journal of Medical Entomology shows an improved design has made such bait boxes an increasingly viable addition to integrated tick management practices.

Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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