Friday, June 15, 2007

Ticks on the Prowl

It's summer... it's hot..... it's North Carolina. That means ticks are
abundant in many areas and there is an equally abundant concern
about tick-borne illnesses. In North Carolina, we had more the 466
confirmed cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and at least 14
confirmed cases of Lyme Disease (these statistics include Jan-Oct
of 2006).

What we also know is that there are no magic fixes to tick problems
but there are measures (both chemical and non-chemical) that people can use to reduce tick infestations around their property and to protect themselves and their family. Check the following article to view more information: Ticks on the Prowl

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.