Silt fencing as a barrier to the dispersal of Ixodes scapularis (Acari:Ixodidae) into pastures.


Silt fence barriers were set along pasture fencelines and evaluated as a method of restricting the dispersal of blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, adults and nymphs from woodlands into adjacent horse pastures. The barriers received no acaricidal treatment for the 1st cohort of adults. Thereafter the woods side of the barriers was sprayed with… (More)