Penn State Extension's vector-borne disease team focuses on diseases (Lyme, West Nile and others) caused by pathogens transmitted by ticks and mosquitos.

Vector-borne diseases are diseases caused by pathogens transmitted by insects or related animals like ticks. This display will provide information about the most common vector-borne diseases in Pennsylvania. This includes tick-associated diseases such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, along with mosquito-associated diseases like the West Nile virus encephalitis. Information on recognizing vectors and ways to protect yourself, your family, your pets, and your livestock from vector bites and vector-borne diseases will be provided. 

Fight the Bite: How to treat your clothing and use repellents effectively to keep ticks away.
-A  30 minute talk and demonstration on how to treat clothing with application of Permethrin, will be held in the College Theatre.

Tuesday Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m. 

2023 Event Information


August 8, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 9, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 10 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


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