Ontario research on the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease

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  1. Pierre Mineau says:

    Years ago, I recall someone looking at the effect of providing insecticide-laden cotton to the small mammal population in order to break the tick cycle. Does anyone know whether this work was concluant and whether this is an avenue worth pursuing?

  2. Gerry Lee says:

    Pierre, I recall reading about the same piece of work. It was carried out in an Northeast U.S. state park, and involved stuffing insecticide laden cotton batten into the inner cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls. My recollection is that the study claimed it worked, but would be only practical for small areas.Don’t recall the source, authors or park it was done in.

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