As Tick Population Increases, the Debate of the 4-Poster Program Continues June 26, 2013 New York

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... The 4-Poster devices target the host directly, using corn bait to attract white-tailed deer to a feeding station. As deer feed, rollers treated with a pesticide called permethrin brush against the animal’s neck, head and ears.  “The 4-Poster technology was very effective for controlling our two main species of ticks, but it takes a couple of years to see results,” said Gilrein...  maintaining a unit for a season is about $5,000 ... The pesticide is also “highly toxic to honeybees, fish, and aquatic invertebrates,” ...

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