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Urban Tick Vector Course

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 4:30 pm


Urban Tick Vector Course: A Comprehensive Training for Texans in Urban Environments

The Urban Tick Vector Course is a specialized training program designed for Texas PMPs working in urban environments. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, prevent, and manage tick-borne diseases that are prevalent in urban areas.

Course Overview:

  1. Tick Identification: Learn about the different species of ticks found in urban Texas environments, their life cycles, and their preferred habitats.
  2. Disease Transmission: Understand how ticks transmit diseases, the types of diseases prevalent in Texas, and their symptoms.
  3. Prevention Strategies: Gain knowledge on how to prevent tick bites through personal protection measures, landscape management, and pet care.
  4. Tick Management: Learn effective strategies for tick control in urban environments, including the use of pesticides and biological control methods.
  5. Public Health Education: Develop skills to educate your community about the risks of tick-borne diseases and the importance of prevention.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for public health professionals, pest control operators, landscapers, and anyone interested in learning more about tick-borne diseases and their management in urban environments.

Course Delivery:

The Urban Tick Vector Course is delivered through a combination of in-person lectures, practical field exercises, and interactive workshops, providing participants with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.

By the end of this course, participants will be well-equipped to manage tick populations in their urban environments, thereby reducing the risk of tick-borne diseases in their communities.

This is an invaluable resource for Texans seeking to protect their health and the health of those around them.


April 16 @ 8:00 am
April 17 @ 4:30 pm


Bryant McDowell
Dr. Sonja Swiger
Janet Hurley


Texas A&M AgriLife IPM House
17360 Coit Rd
Dallas, TX 75252-6502 United States
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