Episode 63-Ticks with Jim Occi, PhD Graduate Student in Entomology at Rutgers University

August 4, 2017

It’s tick season, and those little buggers are biting with a vengeance this year. For many, ticks and other outdoor pests can put a damper on our favorite outdoor summer activities. It’s important to follow safety precautions to avoid these unwelcome guests on your summer adventures. Jim Occi, PhD graduate student in Entomology at Rutgers University, sits down with Bob Bostock to tell us more about these pesky pests.

To learn more about how DEP deals with mosquitoes, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/mosquito/

To learn more about Rutgers’ Center for Vector Biology, please visit http://vectorbio.rutgers.edu/

To view Jim Occi’s website and tick photography, please visit http://jimocci.photoshelter.com/gallery/Ticks-of-the-World/G0000SbPGLWQHnPU/

Dog Deer Ticks with Safety Pin-Photo Courtesy of Jim Occi

Photo Courtesy of Jim Occi