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Investigating Alternatives to Broad-Scale Pesticide Spraying for Control of Lyme Disease Risk
GREAR, J. S., R. KOETHE, AND B. HOSKINS. Investigating Alternatives to Broad-Scale Pesticide Spraying for Control of Lyme Disease Risk. IN: ScienceWise (EPA Region 1 Regional Science Council Newletter), (March-April):p.3, (2010).
This non-technical newsletter article highlights a recently awarded Region 1 RARE project (Regional Applied Research Effort) focusing on host-targeted pesticide applications in Lyme disease risk management.
More than 20,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported annually in the US. Here in the Northeast, the geographic range of the disease and infection rates continue to increase. Beginning this summer, scientists from EPA Region 1 (Robert Koethe, Bart Hoskins) and ORD (Jason Grear) will be collaborating with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in a RARE-supported study of Lyme disease risk management techniques.