Pest Management

Cornell Guidelines: Crop and Pest Management

Titles available: Berry Crops, Field Crops, Grapes, Greenhouse and Herbaceous Perennials, Pest Management Around the Home, Tree Fruit, Trees and Shrubs, Turfgrass, Vegetable Crops, Home Cultural Methods, and Hops.

Veterinary Entomology:

Nuisance Wildlife Control

Tick Information:

Learn About Lyme Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Covers prevention, transmission, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, statistics, resources, and contacts. The site includes information on How to Correctly Remove a Tick, as well as a link to The TIck Management Handbook (8800 kb, PDF) an 84-page guide for homeowners, pest control operators, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease, compiled by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Be Tick Free: A Guide for Preventing Lyme Disease, NYS Dept. of Health (2010). Includes information on the prevalence of Lyme Disease in NY State, tick life cycle, information on removing ticks and creating a tick-free zone around your home, tick repellents, and ticks on pets.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Factsheet: “Deer Tick: Detection and Management.” (5 pages, 480kb PDF). Prepared by: Carolyn Klass, Sr. Extension Associate; Department of Entomology, Cornell University (12/1993. Updated 12/2008 and 3/2010).

Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness, Environmental Protection Agency, May 27, 2010. This EPA fact sheet includes a tool for identifying a skin-applied repellent that is appropriate for repelling ticks and/or mosquitoes, instructions on how to apply, and length of effectiveness.

Integrated Pest Management for the Deer Tick, from Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Tick Biology for the Homeowner, a 16-page PDF from the Harrington Lab for Vector Biology Research at Cornell University.

Understanding and Managing Ticks – A Guide for Schools, Child Care and Camps, from Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.

Workplace Safety for Lyme Disease, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, January 15, 2010. Discusses occupations at risk for contracting Lyme Disease, recommendations for employers, and recommendations for workers.

Ticks may be sent to the Cornell University Entomology Department for species identification only, for a fee of $25. Visit their website for a submission form and more information.





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