Landscape practices reduce the odds of tick bites

Ticks do not thrive in dry, sunny areas

I've talked with people who hesitate to go outside, worried about getting a tick bite. Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) have investigated the problem for years. Here's my 2014 interview with Dr. Kirby Stafford III, a leading tick researcher at CAES. If you have trouble with the link, please download the PDF below. (Also, find a link to a 2021 podcast with Dr. Thomas Mather at TickEncounter Research Center, below.) 

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