Acarology (TICKS) with Dr. Neeta Pardanani Connally

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Ticks: They’re tiny. They’re thirsty. They’re drooling vectors of various illnesses and they want nothing more than to cuddle up to your darkest crevices. In the episode, learn how to remove a tick, if you should spray your yard and with what, how landscaping affects tick exposure, why Lyme Disease is spreading, the Lone Star Tick rolling into town, how to protect your pets and why the CC ruined poppyseed muffins. Acarologist, medical entomologist and tick expert Dr. Neeta Pardanani Connally chats with me from her West Connecticut State University Tick Lab to discuss al of these things and to charm her way into your heart like a hypostome under your skin. 

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Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

How ticks feed in delightful, disgusting detail

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826218/


There are cheese mites?!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cheese_Mites


CDC explains the tick lifecycle

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/life_cycle_and_hosts.html

CDC list of tick borne diseases

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html

Premethrin: tick buster

https://www.pdr.net/drug-summary/Elimite-permethrin-2629

Some reeks for tick repellent and flea collars

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/effective-tick-repellents.html

“Under Our Skin” documentary trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU


Lyme Disease outbreaks: maps & historical data

https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/why-is-cdc-concerned-about-lyme-disease.html


TickEncounter.org’s tick ID chart (with engorged ones)

https://tickencounter.org/tick_identification/tickid_nonflash


Haircolor and income

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1060195/To-dye-Blondes-really-fun-study-reveals-women-lighter-hair-confidence.html


Blondes and mosquito bits

https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-skinny-on-mosquitoes

Alie Ward