Twenty years ago, it was not considered a big problem in New Hampshire, but today – these little black-legged bugs are seen as a major threat to people, pets and wildlife. We’ll get the latest on where their populations are expanding and on tick-borne illnesses, primarily – but not exclusively -- Lyme disease. We’ll also look the state’s new plan to address this.
Alan Eaton – UNH Cooperative Extension Entomologist and Integrated Pest Management Specialist. Alan has been studying ticks and Lyme disease in New Hampshire for two decades.
Dr. Ben Chan – state epidemiologist for New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services
Abby Mathewson – Public Health Program Manager at New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The recently published State of New Hampshire Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan here.
Alan Eaton's publications on pest management and ticks, including his latest blacklegged tick map here.