Events and Updates

The NE School IPM Working Group is excited to announce an upcoming webinar on “New and Expanding Tick Threats in Schools”, which was organized in partnership with NE School IPM Working Group and EPA. The webinar is scheduled for September 18th. You can register for the webinar here: 

Dr. Mather’s TickSpotters Program

Dr. Mather discussed TickSpotters, the prevalence of disease-carrying ticks across the country and steps people can take to prevent tick bites with NBC Nightly News medical correspondent Dr. Torres. The segment aired May 17.

See the full University of Rhode Island press post about TickSpotters here:

9th International IPM Symposium: There will be a full day tick summit on Wednesday March 21st, 2018. The summit is titled, “Integrated Tick Management: Community-Wide Action to Address the Global Tick Problem”, and will provide information on effective ITM practices, current research projects and knowledge gaps, and opportunities to increase adoption of effective practices. More information regarding the IPM Symposium can be found at: 9th International IPM Symposium. The tick summit proposal and organization is provided by the Public Tick IPM Working Group, with support from the North Central IPM Center and USDA-NIFA.

2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks. On Friday, May 5th Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor, University Rhode Island, (aka “the tick guy”) discussed how to protect yourself, your family and your pets from ticks. The webinar was moderated by Ellen Huckabay and Bethany O’Rear. To watch the webinar visit: All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks. More information about the webinar can be found here:

Presentations now available from the 2016 Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem. The CDC, the ESA, the IPM Institute of North America and the North Central IPM Center hosted the 2016 ITM Symposium in Washington, DC on May 16-17 to cover the latest science on effective prevention and intervention strategies to reduce tick-borne disease transmission. Go to for more information.

The Entomological Society of America’s 62nd Annual Meeting gathered in Portland, OR on November 16th-19th, 2014. Tick-related presentations from the meeting are listed with title and author/presenter in ESA Tick-Related Presentations.



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