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Although many aspects of
Lyme disease have been intensely studied for over a decade, little research has been directed toward control of the principal tick vector, Ixodes dammini. Ecological and epidemiological investigations have provided not only an ample understanding of tick biology and behavior, they have also identified the types of areas at risk for
disease transmission. The advantages and limitations of previous attempts to control I. dammini by host reduction, habitat modification, and acaricide applications have been discussed in relation to overall control strategies for high-risk areas, and an integrated approach to control proposed.