Extension Presentation 11-5-14

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Deer Ticks ...One bite can
change your life...
Barnstable County Commissioners
November 5, 2014
Larry Dapsis
Deer Tick Project Coordinator - Entomologist
www.capecodextension.org
508-375-6642
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension –
Tick Program
Barnstable County – 4th highest incidence
rate of Lyme in MA
3rd highest incidence rate of Babesiosis
“Community Wellness Program”
Research
Outreach
Barnstable County Lyme/Tick-borne
Diseases Task Force
Brenda Boleyn – Chair
Henry Lind
Sam Donta, MD
Helen Grimm, RN
S. Gay Freeman, MD
Joyce McConnell, RN
Bill Clark, George Heufelder, Deirdre
Arvidson, Larry Dapsis
Barnstable County Lyme/Tick-borne
Diseases Task Force
Legislation monitoring
Outreach Development
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Cuttyhunk & Prudence
Islands
Sandy Neck and ?
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Aggressive biter
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Erlichiosis
STARI
Tularemia
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Red Meat Allergy
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Lone Star Tick
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Americorps – September 2014
Nymph Stage Tick Infection
Punkhorn Conservation
% Bor-Bab-Ana
2013
28 12 0
2012
20 20 2
2011
22 20 0
2010
47 13 8
Bells Neck Conservation
% Bor-Bab-Ana
2013
20 12 4
2012
32 22 9
2011
23 20 0
2010
27
0 5
Borrelia miyamotoi
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Known for 10 years
First linkage to human
disease in 2012 – Russia
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U.S. cases followed
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Misdiagnosed as
Anaplasmosis
2014 - Found in 3% of
nymph stage ticks, Cape &
Island sites
Tick Repellent Clothing – Permethrin
Fabric
only…Active
thru 6
washings
Many Brands
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Note, Permethrin is an insecticide
that repels and kills ticks. Read the
Label…
Ben’s,
Coleman,
Sawyer ...
Permethrin Distribution
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Eastern Mountain Sports – Hyannis, Bourne
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Hyannis Country Gardens
Scenic Roots – Sandwich
Aubuchon Hardware – Sandwich
Ace Hardware – Yarmouth
Nickerson State Park – Brewster
Agway – Dennis, Orleans, Chatham
Green Spot Garden Center - Yarmouth
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Don’t Let...one bite can
change your life...
Simplified Game Plan Summary
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Tick Checks and Use of PermethrinTreated Clothing
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Perimeter Yard Spray
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Pet Protection
Cape Cod Healthcare
Funded
600 Distributed to:
- State Parks
- Sandy Neck Beach
Park
- All town Conservation
Offices
Offered to Compact of
CC Conservation Trust
Members
Community Innovation Challenge Grant - 2014
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Tick Testing – UMass Amherst
Four Counties – 32 Towns
 Barnstable, Nantucket, Middlesex,
Franklin
100 Ticks per town
No charge to submitter…provides people
“hard data” on exposure
Develop maps of exposure risk
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www.TickReport.com
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2014 – Falmouth Babesia infected ticks
Projects Pending
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Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits
Grant Program
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MA Community Innovation Challenge Grant
Program
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Tick Education Direct Household Mailing
Tick Testing Program Expansion
EPA Region 1 ReSES Program
Lone Star Tick Trapping
 Small Mammal Trapping
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