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New National Pest Alert focuses on Ticks and Tickborne Diseases

The North Central IPM Center, a dedicated group of experts in the field of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research and communications representing the upper mid-western states has just released its newest National Pest Alert -- Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.

The informative 2 page bulletin is now available for download and re-distribution from:

"Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBD) pose a major public health concern nationally. Eleven of the seventeen tick-borne diseases in the U.S. are known to infect humans. Lyme disease accounts for over 90% of all reported human vector-borne disease, with an estimated 300,000 cases annually. TBDs are most often spread by the bite of ticks."