A natural anti-tick spray created by Lisa Ali of Mahone Bay, N.S., has yielded some encouraging results from its first round of scientific tests at Acadia University!
With financial help from the Nova Scotia Productivity and Innovation voucher and a National Research Council grant, Nicoletta Faraone, a scientist at Acadia University's department of biology, created a tick habitat and put the ticks on a dish with three circles. If they left the inner circle, that would mean the spray, AtlanTick, wouldn't have worked. Most of the ticks avoided the spray. While the early testing was promising, Ali still has a long road ahead to get the Health Canada seal of approval.