Researchers with the Maine Lyme Disease Project at the Maine Medical Center will
Researchers with the Maine Lyme Disease Project at the Maine Medical Center will conduct experiments this summer on Monehegan Island to determine if the deer tick population can be controlled by feeding deer corn that has been treated with ivermectin, a drug that is toxic to ticks. Ivermectic will not kill the ticks, which carry Lyme disease, but will cause them to fall off the deer before they take enough nourishment to lay their eggs. If the approach works on Monehegan, it will be used in suburban areas to control tick populations. With advice on how to avoid ticks and Lyme disease.
Lyme disease, Ticks
"Researchers with the Maine Lyme Disease Project at the Maine Medical Center will" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13285.
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