Invasives - Why you don't want them

“You have a 75% less chance of picking up a tick if you eliminate Japanese Barberry” (PDF of full presentation)
Scott C. Williams, University of Connecticut


“Results indicate that managing Japanese Barberry will have a positive effect on public health by reducing the number of B. burgdorferi infected (Lyme disease) black legged ticks that can develop into mobile life stages that commonly feed on humans.” (Powerpoint presentation)
Jeffrey S. Ward, Researcher for CT Department of Agriculture