ticks http://nhpr.org en New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks? http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-crawling-ticks <div class="transcript"><p>Here's a <strong><em>dubious </em></strong>Granite State<strong><em> superlative</em></strong>: New Hampshire has the third highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country following Delaware and Connecticut!</p><p></p><p>Southern New Hampshire is prime tick habitat. Deer ticks - not dog ticks - are THE vector for human Lyme disease. Two-toned solid colored deer ticks, also called "black-legged ticks" are smaller than familiar mottled brown dog ticks.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 30014 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks? Moose Hunt, Moose Ticks http://nhpr.org/post/moose-hunt-moose-ticks <p>October is the annual breeding season, "the rut" for the largest denizens of New Hampshire's North Country: <strong>Moose</strong>.&nbsp; It's also the annual moose&nbsp;<em>hunting</em> season.</p><p>Following the initial recovery of moose populations, an annual moose hunt has occurred since 1988. That first year, 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country only. Last year, 400 moose permit hunters took 290 moose.</p><p>This year 275 coveted moose hunting permits were awarded by lottery from among more than 13,400 applicants for the nine-day season.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:00:21 +0000 Dave Anderson 14413 at http://nhpr.org Moose Hunt, Moose Ticks Of Mice and Ticks- Lyme Disease Surge http://nhpr.org/post/mice-and-ticks-lyme-disease-surge <p>A surge in occurrence of Lyme disease is predicted for the Eastern U.S. three years after bumper acorn crops in 2009 and 2010 and following virtually NO acorns last autumn in 2011. <em>Why is that</em>? How do acorn crops influence rates of human illness?&nbsp;</p><p>Oak forests demonstrate the ecological ripple effects when bumper acorn crops cause a population boom in mice which translates into an increase in ticks and a delayed-onset spike in reported cases of human Lyme disease.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:49:59 +0000 Dave Anderson 6398 at http://nhpr.org Of Mice and Ticks- Lyme Disease Surge