System to apply tick control to deer January 11, 2011 Arkansas







System to apply tick control to deer  January 11, 2011  Arkansas Southwest News-Herald  ARS researchers have developed new cattle fever tick control measures including this one that automatically applies a pesticide-impregnated neckband to deer ...
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) tackled the tick problem by developing a device called the 4-Poster Deer Treatment Bait Station. This is essentially a corn-filled bin with paint rollers on its four corners.

The ARS scientists have since refined their deer treatment station, creating a new system that automatically applies a pesticide-impregnated neckband to wild deer as they feed. The collars can be detached remotely once they've stopped working.


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