Reduced use of pesticides in tick control in the urban environment

Petrović, Aleksandra and Jurišić, Aleksandar and Ivanović, Ivana and Rajković, Dragana and Ljevnaić-Mašić, Branka and Popović, Aleksandra and Petrović, Miloš: Reduced use of pesticides in tick control in the urban environment. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems, (21). pp. 126-129. (2015)

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Abstract

Urban environment usually consists of wide range of heterogeneous ecosystems with diverse and complex interactions. All green areas, especially parks and lawns, represent suitable habitats for ticks, as they provide all necessary features to complete a ticks’ life cycle. Vegetation cover and the presence of suitable hosts are crucial for tick population persistence. Therefore, vegetation management as a preventive method should have the fundamental role in tick control. The aim of this research was to determine whether regular and frequent mowing and vegetation management have influence on the efficacy of tick control program. The tick presence and abundance were observed at seven localities, from February till October during 2014. The total number of collected ticks was 1.241 and two tick species were identified: Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor marginatus. Ticks were present at all prospected localities except Dunavski Park. The highest number of collected ticks was obtained at Park of Poplar Research Institute and the lowest at Kamenica Park. In order to obtain one integrated, but adequate, environmental safe and less expensive method for tick control, it is necessary to integrate constant monitoring of tick populations, mowing as a preventive method and control of potential tick hosts.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2015
Volume: 21
Page Range: pp. 126-129
ISBN: 978-963-306-411-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peszticid, Kullancsok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 129. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Dec. 05. 13:58
Last Modified: 2018. Dec. 05. 13:58
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55944

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