Tick Publications

Evaluating spatial and temporal patterns of tick exposure in the United States using community science data submitted through a smartphone application. Kache PA, Bron GM, Zapata-Ramirez S, Tsao JI, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM, Diuk-Wasser MA, Fernandez MDP. Ticks Tick Borne Disease, 2023.

Inter-annual variation in prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in host-seeking Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) at long-term surveillance sites in the upper midwestern United States: Implications for public health practice.Foster E., Burtis J., Tsao J., Bjork J, Liu G., Nietzel D.F., Schiffman E., Lee X., Paskewitz S., Caporale D., Eisen R.J. Ticks and Tick Borne Disease, 2022.

A Survey of Tick Surveillance and Control Practices in the United States. Mader EM, Ganser C, Geiger A, Harrington LC, Foley J, Smith RL, Mateus-Pinilla N, Teel PD, Eisen RJ. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

High Proportion of Unfed Larval Blacklegged Ticks, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), Collected From Modified Nest Boxes for Mice. Larson RT, Bron GM, Lee X, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Comparing Contributions of Passive and Active Tick Collection Methods to Determine Establishment of Ticks of Public Health Concern Within Illinois. Lyons LA, Brand ME, Gronemeyer P, Mateus-Pinilla N, Ruiz MO, Stone CM, Tuten HC, Smith RL. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

High Prevalence of Borrelia mayonii (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) in Field-Caught Tamias striatus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) From Northern Wisconsin. Siy PN, Larson RT, Zembsch TE, Lee X, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Evidence for Vertical Transmission of Babesia odocoilei (Piroplasmida: Babesiidae) in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Zembsch TE, Bron GM, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Coinfection of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Nymphs With Babesia spp. (Piroplasmida: Babesiidae) and Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) in Wisconsin. Zembsch TE, Lee X, Bron GM, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Peromyscus maniculatus: an overlooked reservoir of tickborne disease in the Midwest (U.S.A.) Larson R.T., Bron G., Lee X., Siy P., and Paskewitz S.M. Ecosphere, 2021

Effects of Climate on the Temporal Variation in Life Cycle of Three Tick Species in Illinois. Bacon, E.A., Kopsco, H., Gronemeyer, P., Mateus-Pinilla, N., and Smith, R.L. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Impact of Unexplored Data Sources on the Historical Distribution of Three Vector Tick Species in Illinois. Gilliam B, Gronemeyer P, Chakraborty S, Winata F, Lyons LA, Miller-Hunt C, Tuten HC, Debosik S, Freeman D, O’hara-Ruiz M, Mateus-Pinilla N. Journal of Medical Entomology,  2020.

Immature Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected From Peromyscus leucopus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) and Peromyscus maniculatus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) Nests in Northern Wisconsin. Larson RT, Lee X, Zembsch T, Bron GM, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2020.

Detection of zoonotic human pathogens from Ixodes scapularis in Wisconsin. Stauffer MT, Mandli J, Pritt BS, Stauffer W, Sloan LM, Zembsch T, Lee X, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Vector Ecology, 2020.

Passive Animal Surveillance to Identify Ticks in Wisconsin, 2011-2017. Lee X, Murphy DS, Hoang Johnson D, Paskewitz SM. Insects, 2019.

Range Expansion and Increasing Borrelia burgdorferi Infection of the Tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Iowa, 1990-2013. Oliver JD, Bennett SW, Beati L, Bartholomay LC. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2017.

Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding tick-borne disease prevention in Lyme disease-endemic areas of the Upper Midwest, United States. Beck A, Bjork J, Biggerstaff BJ, Eisen L, Eisen R, Foster E, Signs K, Tsao JI, Kough EK, Peterson M, Schiffman E, Muganda CP, Osborn R, Wozniak R, Bron GM, Phaneuf D, Smith D, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM, Hinckley AF. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2022

Assessing Recognition of the Vector of Lyme Disease Using Resin-Embedded Specimens in a Lyme Endemic Area. Bron GM, Fenelon H, Paskewitz SM. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.

Context matters: Contrasting behavioral and residential risk factors for Lyme disease between high-incidence states in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Bron GM, Fernandez MDP, Larson SR, Maus A, Gustafson D, Tsao JI, Diuk-Wasser MA, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM. Ticks Tick Borne Disease, 2020.

Identification of public submitted tick images: A neural network approach. Justen L, Carlsmith D, Paskewitz SM, Bartholomay LC, Bron GM. PLoS ONE 2021.