EPA to complete research on Lyme disease prevention

FOUR-POSTER DEER FEEDERS, which treat deer with a pesticide that kills ticks, have been found effective at reducing populations of blacklegged ticks, which carry Lyme disease. / COURTESY U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
FOUR-POSTER DEER FEEDERS, which treat deer with a pesticide that kills ticks, have been found effective at reducing populations of blacklegged ticks, which carry Lyme disease. / COURTESY U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
BOSTON – Researchers are working to complete a multi-year study on the effectiveness of tick management techniques this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. Scientists from the EPA, Cape Cod Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology have been researching the effectiveness of “integrated pest management” techniques to reduce populations of blacklegged…

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