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Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP)

Report on Tick-Borne Disease and Integrated Pest Management Conference

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) co-hosted a conference on Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on March 5-6, 2013, in Arlington, VA. This conference brought together representatives from numerous federal, state and local agencies, academia, and stakeholders to discuss the current state of IPM for the management of tick-borne diseases.

The objectives of the 2013 conference were to:

  • Complete the Federal Initiative: Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management White Paper.
  • Identify research strategies to support community IPM programs.
  • Facilitate collaboration among federal partners to support research initiatives.
  • Provide information on current tick IPM research.

This report provides discussions from each presenter. 

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