Ticks And The Diseases They Carry (It's Not Just Lyme)

May 9, 2017

Tick season is upon us. If you've been outside recently, you may well have already had some close encounters with the blood-suckers. And some tick-watchers are predicting that this could be the worst season in years. We're talking with experts about the spread of ticks and the diseases they carry, including Lyme, and some other nasty newcomers. 

We're joined by two biologists who study ticks, the diseases they carry, and how they fit into the larger ecological picture: Alan Giese of Lyndon State College and Bill Landesman of Green Mountain College.

Resources from the Vermont Department of Health:

NPR reporting on ticks:

Past Vermont Edition programs on ticks and Lyme disease:

Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.