Officials seek to stem Lyme disease by using pesticides on deer

04/13/2010 | (Canada)

Some officials in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are proposing a plan to stem the deer tick population and stop the spread of Lyme disease by treating the deer population with an insecticide. If approved, the plan would include a system of feeding stations. "Basically, the deer will come in and be fed, and while they are feeding, the station will actually put a chemical onto them, much like a cat or a dog would have a flea or a tick collar," said one plan supporter.

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