Posts Tagged ‘ticks’

Dill Comments in Report on Tick Myths

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and pest management specialist Jim Dill discussed with the Bangor Daily News some of the myths about winter ticks, which are beginning to hatch now that the weather is getting colder. Moose ticks, also called winter ticks and feed on both moose and deer, are plentiful this year, according to Dill, but only one in four carries Lyme Disease. The best way to remove a tick, Dill said, is to use tweezers or something that can get close to the skin and pull the tick away carefully.

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Dill in TV News Report on Tick Proliferation

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Channel 7 (WVII) interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist and professor of biological sciences Jim Dill about the spring proliferation of ticks, along with ways to protect animals and people from the blood-sucking insects, for a broadcast on today’s 7 a.m. news report.

Dill Comments on Ticks in Maine

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Jim Dill, an entomologist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about the effect of warm late-winter temperatures on Maine’s grub and tick population. Dill said grubs are more active than usual, which has skunks active earlier than usual. He also predicted a “pretty good” tick year but said the mosquito population could be down.