Dill Quoted in NE Center for Investigative Reporting Article on Lyme Disease
Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) article, “Despite spread of Lyme disease, Mass. dedicates no money to prevention.” Dill said the extremely cold winter most likely didn’t kill many ticks because “most of them were three feet under … warm and well-insulated” by the snow, the article states. Northeast states generally don’t spend much on tick-borne disease prevention, according to the article, although Maine voters in November approved $8 million for a UMaine Extension lab that will test ticks and conduct other pest-related research. Massachusetts’ Eagle-Tribune, Lowell Sun and Worcester Telegram & Gazette carried the NECIR article.