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questing blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

questing blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

A study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Rhode Island evaluated the effectiveness of long-lasting permethrin-impregnated clothing for reducing bites from blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) among outdoor workers. Their findings showed as much as 65 percent fewer tick-bite encounters among study participants wearing the treated clothing compared to those wearing non-treated clothing. (Photo by Armed Forces Pest Management Board, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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