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Check out Dr. Thomas Mather, Director of TickEncounter, on ABC 6!

ABC 6 – Tick Week Video Clips

August 1, 2022 – Ticks and summertime go hand-in-hand across Southern New England. ABC 6’s Kelly Bates talked to “The TickGuy”, Dr. Thomas Mather, from the University of Rhode Island to learn more about two types of ticks new to New England and how to bring a tick expert along on your next outdoor adventure.

Episode 1: The Meat Allergy Tick Spotted in Rhode Island

Episode 2: New Tick Just Found In Rhode Island Multiplying Fast

Episode 3: August Affects Common Ticks in Southern New England

Episode 4: Tick Education, Engagement and Empowerment Through Technology

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