Fairfax County Feeding Deer to Control Ticks March 29, 2012 Virginia

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Fairfax County Feeding Deer to Control Ticks March 29, 2012 Virginia, Virginia Connection Newspapers
... a new method of controlling tick infestations, the Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist’s Office has deployed deer feeding stations in 20 locations across the county. These stations are used to attract deer, using corn as bait. When the deer come to feed, they rub up against rollers treated with a pesticide used to kill ticks. A non-toxic dye is added to the rollers that will leave a pink streak on the deer that come in contact with the stations. The pink dye fades in three to four days...


Pink-striped animals? Don't be alarmed, it's for research March 26, 2012 Virginia, Washington Examiner
The Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist's Office has deployed deer feeding stations as part of a study that looks at a new way to control tick infestations. When deer approach the stations to eat corn, they rub up against rollers that contain a pesticide as well as a non-toxic dye that will leave a pink streak, officials said...

Pink Striped Deer in Tick Reduction Study



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