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How to repel ticks with plants and landscaping

Landscaping tactics can be used to create a soft barrier to prevent ticks from entering your yard


Ticks are now present in many parts of the Maritimes, but communities are still learning how to live with them.

A tick-proofing conference and workshop at Mount Allison University on Saturday gave researchers and experts a chance to share knowledge about ways to protect humans, pets and backyards from the Lyme disease-carrying pests.

Vett Lloyd, a professor of biology at the university, has been studying ticks and tick-borne diseases for nearly a decade.

She says while Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-related illness, there are many others Maritimers should watch out for, including …

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