Friday, November 22, 2013

Japanese Barberry and Lyme Disease

Did you know that you can be up to TWELVE TIMES MORE LIKELY to contract Lyme Disease if there is invasive Japanese barberry on your property? Studies indicate a 12.6 times greater density of deer ticks on property with a high density of Japanese barberry, versus a comparable wooded area with no Japanese barberry. (Source: UConn Extension Forestry Program).

For more information on the studies that have been conducted, risks, and control information see the Cooperative Extension Service's Japanese barberry information site.

Faith Middleton Show: Japanese Barberry and Lyme Disease (barberry segment begins about 25 minutes into sound clip).

Take Lyme Disease seriously. Note serious symptons on CDC information page.