Would You Take a 5-Minute Survey About Ticks for Researchers at Western CT State University?

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The Western Connecticut State University Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory is recruiting Connecticut residents for a short 5-minute survey aimed at understanding backyard lawn maintenance practices.

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Ixodes scapularis, also called black-legged tick or deer tick, Size: 3.3 mm

— an announcement from WCSU

The goal of this survey is to gain insights into how people manage their lawns and the potential implications it may have on blacklegged tick movement at the backyard edge and tickborne diseases.

The information collected will be utilized in a master’s thesis project focused on evaluating the correlation between mowing practices and blacklegged tick behavior.

The anonymous survey is targeted toward individuals aged 18 and older who reside in Connecticut.

Interested participants can access the survey here.

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For any inquiries related to the study, contact Sandra Zapata-Ramirez at zapata007@wcsu.edu, Dr. Neeta Connally at connallyn@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8749, or WCSU Communications and Marketing at pr@wcsu.edu.

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