Editor’s note: Looking for more motivation to get rid of bush honeysuckle? Or perhaps you’d like to tell your neighbors about the importance of removing invasive species? Judy Ward shared this article about a study done at Washington University.
WUSTL scientists says suburban influx of deer, invasive plants are affecting human health — from an article by Diana Lutz —
“You don’t have to go out into the woods anymore,” says tick expert Brian F. Allan, PhD, who just completed a postdoctoral appointment at Washington University in St. Louis. “The deer are bringing tick-borne disease to us.”
So, it stands to reason that anything deer like might increase the risk of tick-borne disease for people. The invasive plant bush honeysuckle, for example.