Posted on June 19, 2012 by rhallberg
For those of you still wondering how to tell a bed bug from a tick, I have good news for you: if you’re in the South, you now have at least two phone apps to help you identify ticks. So even if you still don’t know what a bed bug is, you’ll be able to tell that it isn’t a tick.
Filed under: Insects, Urban IPM | Tagged: difference between bed bugs and ticks, how to tell a tick from a bed bug, lone star tick, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, STARI, tick apps, TickApp, TickID, ticks | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 27, 2010 by rhallberg
Invasive plants have long been cast as exotic villains of a community, snuffing out native resident plants and establishing roots, so to speak, that are difficult to eradicate. Recently scientists in the Midwest have discovered that one such nuisance plant—invasive honeysuckle—also increases the risk of tick-borne diseases.
Filed under: Insects, Invasive plants, Invasive species, Urban IPM, Weed Control | Tagged: ehrlichiosis, honeysuckle and disease, honeysuckle and ticks, invasive species and ticks, lone star tick, southern tick-associated rash illness, STARI | Leave a Comment »