Landscape practices reduce the odds of tick bites

Gravel barrier around tick-safe zone in backyard

I've talked with people who hesitate to go outside, so worried are they of getting another tick bite. It's been almost 40 years since the disease some ticks carry was named for our local town, Lyme, CT. Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) have investigated the problem for years. Here's my recent interview with Dr. Kirby Stafford III, the lead tick researcher at CAES. If you have trouble with the link, please download the PDF below. 

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