NEWS: How restoring native habitat can reduce the risk of Lyme disease–and provide economic value
Research by two Union College (NY) professors found that areas that have been restored to their native habitat of scrub pine and grassland have dramatically fewer ticks than before–saving a significant amount of money in avoided medical costs for tick-borne disease.
From the Times-Union of Albany NY:
Pine Bush fires cut tick threat
Union College study shows Lyme disease- carrying pests reduced
By BRIAN NEARING Staff writer
Published 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011