The following publications will provide educational information on tick biology, ecology, behavior and signs and symptoms of tick-borne diseases in New Jersey.
A Homeowner's Guide to Assessment and Management of Vector Tick Populations in New Jersey (PDF)
Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, have become a significant public health issue during the last decade. This pamphlet provides a summary of published research on managing exposure to ticks. It includes information on tick biology, ecology, and behavior, because an understanding of these factors is helpful in avoiding exposure to ticks, and in developing a successful tick reduction program.
Tick-Borne Diseases of New Jersey (PDF)
This pamphlet provides basic information about signs and symptoms, transmission, tick biology and ecology, and the current status of tick-borne diseases in New Jersey, with prevention and early recognition as the major goals. It should not be considered a substitute for the patient-physician relationship.
Assessment and Management of Vector Tick Populations in New Jersey: a Guide for Pest Management Professionals, Land Managers, and Public Health Officials (PDF)
This manual provides technical information on the assessment and management of vector tick populations, including an overview of the tick-borne diseases of New Jersey. Detailed information on tick identification, biology, behavior, and ecology will serve as the basis for discussions on assessing risk and categorizing the currently available tick control technologies, their relative effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages, and potential roles in integrated tick control strategies. A list of references used in preparation of this manual is also included and the reader is encouraged to access these materials for more detailed information about specific subjects.
Published Scientific Papers
Senior scientists within the Freehold Area Tick-Borne Diseases Program have 40 years of combined experience in tick-borne disease research and over 50 publications in the scientific literature. These studies formed the basis for development of various components of an integrated tick management strategy that includes preparation and distribution of educational materials, risk assessment, habitat management, and the use of habitat- and host-targeted tick control methods.
- Jordan, R.A., and T.L. Schulze. 2005. Deer browsing and the distribution of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in central New Jersey. Environ. Entomol. 34: 801-806. (PDF)
- Schulze, T.L., R.A. Jordan, and C.J. Schulze. 2005. Host associations of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in residential and natural settings in a Lyme disease endemic area of New Jersey. J. Med. Entomol. J. Med. Entomol. 42:966-973. (PDF)
- Schulze, T.L. and R.A. Jordan. 2005. Influence of meso- and microscale habitat structure on focal distribution of sympatric Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 42: 285-294. (PDF)
- Schulze, T.L., R.A. Jordan, and A.J. Krivenko. 2005. Effects of barrier application of granular deltamethrin on subadult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and nontarget forest floor arthropods. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 976-981. (PDF)
- Schulze, T.L., R.A. Jordan, C.J. Schulze, T. Mixon, and M. Papero. 2005. Relative encounter frequencies and prevalence of selected Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma infections in Amblyomma americanum and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from central New Jersey. J. Med. Entomol. 42: 450-456. (PDF)
- Schulze, T. L., R.A. Jordan, SP. Healy, V.E. Roegner, M. Meddis, M.B. Jahn, and D.L. Guthrie. 2006. Relative Abundance and Prevalence of Selected Borrelia Infections in Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) From Publicly Owned Lands in Monmouth County, New Jersey. J. Med. Entomol. 43: 1269-1275. (PDF)
- Jordan, R.A., T.L. Schulze and M.B. Jahn. 2007. Effects of Reduced Deer Density on the Abundance of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and Lyme Disease Incidence in a Northern New Jersey Endemic Area. J. Med. Entomol. 44(5): 752-757. (PDF)
- T.L. Schulze, Jordan, R.A.,C.J. Schulze, SP. Healy, M.B. Jahn and J. Piesman. 2007. Integrated use of 4-Poster Passive Topical Treatment Devices for Deer, Targeted Acaricide Applications, and Maxforce TMS Bait Boxes to Rapidly Suppress Populations of Ixodes Scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in a Residential Landscape. J. Med. Entomol. 44(5): 830-839. (PDF)