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The effectiveness of permethrin-treated deer stations for control of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis on Cape Cod and the islands: a five-year experiment

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2014
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Title
The effectiveness of permethrin-treated deer stations for control of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis on Cape Cod and the islands: a five-year experiment
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-7-292
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Jason S Grear, Robert Koethe, Bart Hoskins, Robert Hillger, Larry Dapsis, Montira Pongsiri

Abstract

The use of animal host-targeted pesticide application to control blacklegged ticks, which transmit the Lyme disease bacterium between wildlife hosts and humans, is receiving increased attention as an approach to Lyme disease risk management. Included among the attractive features of host-targeted approaches is the reduced need for broad-scale pesticide usage. In the eastern USA, one of the best-known of these approaches is the corn-baited "4-poster" deer feeding station, so named because of the four pesticide-treated rollers that surround the bait troughs. Wildlife visitors to these devices receive an automatic topical application of acaricide, which kills attached ticks before they can reproduce. We conducted a 5-year controlled experiment to estimate the effects of 4-poster stations on tick populations in southeastern Massachusetts, where the incidence of Lyme disease is among the highest in the USA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 43 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Student > Master 6 13%
Other 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 44%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 8 18%

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#817
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#54
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