One of the nation’s leading tick experts, Thomas Mather, Ph.D., is an established authority on preventing Lyme disease, and is highly sought after for his entertaining and memorable messages about tick bite prevention. He is professor of Public Health Entomology at the University of Rhode Island and Director of URI’s Tick Encounter Resource Center (TERC). His work in tick ecology, tick control and anti-tick vaccine development is nationally and internationally recognized, and TERC’s interactive website is one of the nation’s leading resources for tick bite and tick-borne disease prevention. Dr. Mather recommends Insect Shield permethrin treated clothing as a first line of defense against tick bites and tick borne illnesses.
Tick Encounter Resource Center
Videos with Dr. Thomas Mather
Explore a variety of videos with Dr. Thomas Mather or visit the Equip-4-Ticks Resource Center for helpful tick information made in partnership with Insect Shield.