Insects, Volume 10, Issue 8 (August 2019) – 38 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Diseases transmitted by ticks are a growing concern worldwide, including in the Northeastern US, where the tick-borne disease landscape has changed markedly in recent years. Standardized tick surveillance can detect the arrival of new tick species or changes in abundance, but local governments often lack the resources and direction to start tick programs. We trialed an approach to standardized tick surveillance by training professionals in a related field, mosquito control, to conduct a 1-day simultaneous collection of ticks across the US state of New Jersey (the “New Jersey Tick Blitz”). This initiative resulted in the first statewide distribution map for American dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis. While a 1-day snapshot is not ideal, this approach contributed new knowledge and highlighted the need for creative solutions. View this paper
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