Analysis of tick photos submitted to the TickSpotters program finds three tick species that transmit Lyme and other human diseases are present in hundreds of U.S. counties where previous surveillance had not yet documented them.
Weighty problems like the threat of vector-borne disease require more than just entomological solutions, and students of insect science can be leaders in bringing together research from a variety of fields. One student shares his view on the potential collaborations that students could develop to mitigate the rise of tick-borne disease.
A new study by CDC researchers provides a county-level map of the presence of ticks confirmed to be carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease—though the distribution of ticks that are capable of carrying it is much wider.
Tick researchers in Connecticut turn their eye toward their local community with an educational film series about backyard tick management. Learn how the project came together and why it could be a useful model for other entomology-outreach efforts.