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Ticks can attack moose in droves, draining their blood and possibly killing them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsd2i-qFHK4

By JOHN McPHEE Health Reporter
Tue, Aug 24 – 6:44 PM

White-tailed deer will be getting a dose of pesticides along with their treats as part of an effort to fight Lyme disease in the province.

Deer bait stations are expected to be installed as part of a federal study in Bedford and outside Lunenburg next month, an official with Halifax Regional Municipality said Monday.

Similar stations have been very effective in reducing black-legged tick populations in the United States, said Richard MacLellan, manager of HRM’s sustainable environment management office.

 

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http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1198354.html

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Halifax.ca’s Invasive Species warnings:
The black legged tick has been positively identified in Admiral’s Cove Park in Bedford.

read more: http://www.halifax.ca/environment/InvasiveSpecies.html

bsichel of Media Corp wrote:
Nova Scotia has seen 48 cases of Lyme disease since its first reporting in 2002, according to the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. This month’s cases in Bedford prompted a controversial plan by city council to use a powerful pesticide in the park – a plan quickly nixed by the provincial NDP government as it came to light that the pesticide is not approved for use in Canada. Bedford councillor Tim Outhit and the Chronicle-Herald’s editorial team have both condemned the province’s decision.

Read More: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/ticks-move-weather/3736