Science Inventory

Investigating Alternatives to Broad-Scale Pesticide Spraying for Control of Lyme Disease Risk

Citation:

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).

Impact/Purpose:

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.

Description:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

RSC_SCIBIMONTHLY_MARCH_APRIL2010.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 145 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NEWSLETTER ARTICLE)
Product Published Date: 03/02/2010
Record Last Revised: 02/06/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 220149

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION

POPULATION ECOLOGY BRANCH