Location: Tick and Biting Fly Research
Project Number: 6205-32000-034-39
Start Date: Aug 05, 2013
End Date: Aug 04, 2014
ARS and APHIS will determine which areas in the quarantine and blanket quarantine area should be surveyed for ticks on white-tailed deer. The cooperator will employ a helicopter, 4-wheelers and personnel to capture the deer using netguns. These deer will be transported to a nearby site to enable ARS and APHIS personnel to "scratch" the deer and determine the number of ticks on each. These data will be used to construct a map of infestations found and to develop a strategy for eradication of the ticks on the deer and cattle in the area.