May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Here to share some expert advice on how to prevent the tick-borne disease is Director of University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector Borne, Dr. Mather, also known as “The Tick Guy.”

Mather also serves as the director of URI’s Tick Encounter Resource Center. He focuses his research on tick ecology, tick control strategies, and tick-borne disease prevention.  

Mather has done diverse research on anti-tick vaccine discovery projects, ways to prevent and protect yourself from tick bites, and social networking strategies for tick-borne disease prevention.

You can find his website here.