News : A Greener Defense Against Lyme Disease

May 29, 2013

From The Portsmouth Herald

By Jim Cavan

After what feels like a year's worth of winter, it's no surprise that New England summers are welcomed as an almost divine respite. Except, that is, when your weekend hike or garden excursion ends in that most unmistakable of bodily recognitions: a slight itch on your leg or side, followed by a fast unfurl of clothing.

You have a tick.

Short of scorched-earth techniques heavy with chemicals, one's options for dealing with these nefarious arachnids might seem limited. Not so, says Tom Pray, founder of the Ecotech Pest Control in Eliot, Maine.

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