Inside Out: Tick, tack, toe; 4-posters for tick reduction July 7, 2011 New York






Inside Out: Tick, tack, toe; 4-posters for tick reduction July 7, 2011 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
...I hope the state adopts regulations that allow 4-Posters to be deployed in any community in New York, public or private, that wants to reduce tick populations.... Permethrin, the insecticide with which the 4-Poster coats the heads and necks of deer as they feed, is not legally labeled for such use.... overwhelming evidence from the USDA, for which the 4-Poster was developed, that the devices were highly effective in killing most of the tick population in the vicinity. Deploy them across hotspots like Shelter Island and North Haven, with their captive deer herds, and you might be able to reduce the incidence of Lyme disease, erlichiosis, babesiosis and other debilitating illnesses....



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