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.

Technical Publications

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.