A new study finds tick-exposure risk can be mapped at a high level of precision using geographic information systems, which could allow tick-management measures to be more accurately targeted and more cost-effective for public-health efforts.
Researchers have split the medically important American dog tick into two species: the existing Dermacentor variabilis in eastern states and the newly described Dermacentor similis west of the Rocky Mountains.
Coming Full Circle: How an Entomologist’s Experience With Vector-Borne Diseases Inspired Her to Study Them
Meet Ashley Kennedy, Ph.D., BCE, tick biologist, active ESA volunteer, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
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.