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Story-Based Education Increases Homeowner Knowledge of Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick bite prevention education through a film series “Spray Safe, Play Safe” Many of us, especially those who are living in regions of the northeastern United States, may already know that blacklegged ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases, including Lyme disease. Thus, Lyme disease prevention is needed. Currently, educational materials of Lyme disease prevention …

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Natural Tick Control: The Tick App is a Powerful New Tool to Fight Ticks and Lyme Disease

The Tick App: a research project to prevent tick-borne diseases The Tick App was developed as a part of a research study by researchers from Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, members of the CDC Regional Centers for Excellence in Vector-Borne diseases. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding for this project.  The …

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Will the release of Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact my pest control business?

Will Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact pest control? Mosquitoes are tiny insects, yet the diseases they spread are amongst the most destructive forces impacting human health. According to the World Mosquito Program, nearly 700 million people contract mosquito-borne illnesses each year, causing about  one million deaths respectively. Will GM mosquitoes help to combat this problem?  In a …

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