Using Deer Feeders to Control Ticks August 11, 2013

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Using Deer Feeders to Control TicksAugust 11, 2013 Pennsylvania, Times Leader
... A feeder with upright rollers saturated with tick treatment is filled with corn. When a deer attempts to consume the corn, it squeezes its head between the rollers and the tick treatment is applied as the animal feeds.  Why deer? Because they’re one of the primary carriers of the deer tick, which can transmit the Lyme disease bacteria.  Representatives from the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Brandywine Conservancy both spoke in favor of the baited tick stations [more information on 4-poster system]


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