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Deer Hunters Wanted.  

Mar 21, 2015

Have you ever found a tick on you after a day in the field or deep woods? 

Most of us have and many hunters have been bitten by ticks. Ticks carry several pathogens that cause disease, but the most well known is Lyme Disease. Although not prevalent in some parts of the country, New England was, and still is, a major hot spot. There are ways to prevent the spread of this disease and we discuss all those aspects with Dr. Alan Eaton of the University of New Hampshire's Co-Operative Extension.  We also speak with Randy Gagne, a former Big Buck Registry guest and victim of Lyme Disease.

We explore the myths, the facts, and how you can walk out of the woods feeling a bit safer. We discuss how to identify the most threatening ticks, where they are found in the country most frequently, help you determine if you are at risk, and what to do when you are bit. 

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HERE'S What We Discuss In This Show:

  • UNH Co-Operative Extension Pest Management Program
  • Ticks and Problems Back to 1980s
  • The Black Legged Tick- the foe
  • From Lyme, CT to Tip of Maine  Randy's Lyme Disease Experience & Definition 
  • Spirochetes, Ticks, and Sasquatch
  • Preventative Measures, Check Yourself **IMPORTANT**
  • The Ticking Clock After the Bite
  • Danger Seasons and Dates of Concern
  • How Do Tick Become Infected in the First Place
  • Do Deer, Cats, Dogs and Other Animals Get Lyme Disease?
  • Host vs Reservoir Host, Are Deer Good Vectors?
  • Are All Ticks Dangerous? Ticks, Bucks, Does, Elk and Moose
  • 1991 VS 2014 What's the Difference? More Ticks or Better Counting?
  • Pasture vs Brush vs Tall Grass & Wood Tick or American Dog
  • Can All Ticks Spread Lyme Disease? What's the Most Dangerous State?
  • What does the Black Legged Tick Look Like?
  • How to Remove a Tick- Myth VS Facts  Vaseline and Match Sticks
  • What Kills Off Ticks Naturally?
  • Link Between Humidity and Tick Explosions
  • Can We Control Ticks In Our Yards?
  • Using Whitetails and Hunters to Collect Data 
  • Can Ticks See?  How to they Find a Host?
  • Guinea Hens, Deet, and Permithrin
  • Why Can't I Feel a Tick Biting Me?
  • Once Infected, How Long to Feel Normal
  • Randy's Chubby Tines Tip of the Week
  • Here is a link to the public health page of my Integrated Pest Management website at UNH.  



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