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Register for Tick Management Webinar

For Release: February 21, 2014

On Wednesday, March 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, the EPA, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Pest Management Association, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will co-host a webinar on tick management and tick-borne diseases. The webinar, titled Principles of Tick Management and Tick-Borne Disease, will cover areas such as landscape management, conventional and non-conventional tick management, and agency resources for tick management.

According to the CDC, the number of cases of tick-borne disease is increasing. Scientists and public health officials believe the causes of these increases include ecological and environmental changes (such as shifts in land-use patterns); changes in wildlife communities (e.g., some species are more resistant to ticks or Lyme disease than others); human behavior changes leading to greater exposure risks; and better diagnostic, surveillance and reporting practices for Lyme disease. Current research is helping to understand reasons for increased risk and to develop better protection.

To register for the webinar, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/864775674.

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