Spritzing deer with tick insecticide is one way to fight Lyme disease September 1, 2013 New Hampshire

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Spritzing deer with tick insecticide is one way to fight Lyme disease September 1, 2013 New Hampshire, Nashua Telegraph
...  the black-legged tick picks up the bacteria – a spirochete, to get technical – as a larva from the blood of the white-footed mouse, which carries the bacteria. ... They aren’t called “deer ticks” anymore ...  even if every deer in New Hampshire became tick-free, we could still get Lyme from ticks via the white-footed mouse...  the population of white-footed mice has exploded ... A variant of the deer feeding station idea is available for ticks: cardboard tubes filled with cotton balls treated with permethrin, a tick insecticide. Mice take the cotton back to their nests as building material, and it kills the ticks....


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