Our paper "Repellency and toxicity of five ant defensive compounds against the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)" has been accepted to Applied Entomology and Zoology. Many thanks and congrats to my co-authors!
We have also received funding from the Summerlee Foundation to support our work on the ecology of mange infection of American bears. This project will start this month. Erika was able to assist the PA Game Commission on a few den checks this year. What a fantastic experience! However, we were faced with several cases of mange in just the 6 dens that we did visit. This project is addressing an important issue in black bear management and we are looking forward to starting to collect data.