BeBop Labs

BeBop Labs is a non-profit organization researching, gathering, and disseminating data and knowledge on health.

Operating as usual

05/11/2024

Blacklegged ticks (aka deer ticks), can carry lyme disease in New England. The month of May is when they are most active and you're most at risk of being bit. Remember to do daily tick checks! Pictured here is a the 2-3 year lifecycle of a blacklegged tick.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

05/04/2024

This is an adult female blacklegged tick (aka deer tick). We've found that about 40% of blacklegged ticks in NH carry disease. Remember to do your daily tick checks. Send us any ticks that your find for our research. Bebop Labs is tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases in NH.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

04/20/2024

This is a male blacklegged tick (aka deer tick). These adult ticks are about the size a poppyseed. Remember to do your daily tick checks, and check for dark spots that look like freckles. Send us any ticks that your find for our research. Bebop Labs is tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases in NH.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

04/11/2024

PRESENTATION TONIGHT! All are welcome.

Tracking Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease: BeBop labs, Community Science and Climate Change

Dr. Morse will present the findings from a community engaged project tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases. Answering questions like what time of year do you find ticks, and what specific diseases do they carry. These findings are related to climate change, and this presentation will spark hands-on science and participants empowered to be an advocate for their own health.

https://www.dunbartonlibrary.org/adult-programs.html

04/09/2024

Tracking Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease: BeBop labs, Community Science and Climate Change

Dr. Morse will present the findings from a community engaged project tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases. Answering questions like what time of year do you find ticks, and what specific diseases do they carry. These findings are related to climate change, and this presentation will spark hands-on science and participants empowered to be an advocate for their own health.

All are welcome!
https://www.dunbartonlibrary.org/adult-programs.html

04/06/2024

Tick season is here. Remember to do your daily tick checks. Send us any ticks that your find for our research. Bebop Labs is tracking ticks and tick borne diseases in NH.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

03/30/2024

Ticks are out! Remember to do your daily tick checks. Send us any ticks that your find for our research. Bebop Labs is tracking ticks and tick borne diseases in NH.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

03/23/2024

Be part of our research project and send us any ticks you find!

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

03/20/2024

Happy Spring Equinox! Stay safe and check for ticks.

03/16/2024

Adult black legged (deer) ticks are not killed by freezing temperatures. In fact, these ticks can be active on days when the temperature is above freezing and the ground is thawed. So as it gets warmer, remember to do your tick checks!

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

Photos from BeBop Labs's post 03/09/2024

Learn how to identify ticks! Blacklegged ticks (aka deer ticks) and dog ticks are the two most common ticks in New England. Learn more at BebopLabs.org/tick-identification

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

Photos from BeBop Labs's post 03/02/2024

Permethrim is a mild insecticide used to kill ticks. Tubes with cotton balls soaked in permethrim are placed outside where mice will use them for their nests. This solution kills ticks but does not harm mice or other animals. Young ticks that bite mice will be killed before they harm you and your family.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

02/24/2024

There is now a national public health strategy to prevent and control vector-borne diseases in people!

News Article ➡️ https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2024/02/06/hhs-releases-national-public-health-strategy-prevent-and-control-vector-borne-diseases-people.html

PDF of Strategy ➡️https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/pdf/VBD-National-Strategy-508.pdf

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

02/17/2024

Did you know... ticks are attracted to you! They can detect the carbon dioxide you exhale, your body heat and the lactic acid that comes from sweating.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

02/10/2024

Did you know... ticks feed for long periods of time. They bury their teeth into the skin of a host, so they can remain securely attached for days on end to eat. Some studies have indicated that ticks typically require 24-48 hours of feeding before they can successfully transmit infections like Lyme disease, so daily tick checks are crucial.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

02/03/2024

Did you know... ticks bite dogs and cats too. Unfortunately, dogs are often easy targets when playing in the yard or going for a walk in wooded areas. If you’re a pet owner, remember to do daily tick checks, especially after walks or playtime, and regularly wash bedding and plush toys.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

01/27/2024

Did you know... ticks don’t jump or fly. Instead, they quest. Ticks crawl up low brush or tall grass blades to seek a host. They clasp on with their back legs and reach their front legs out to grab onto a passing animal or human.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

01/20/2024

Did you know... ticks require a blood meal to survive. Ticks suck the blood of white-tailed deer, mice, birds, other small wild animals, and humans.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

01/13/2024

Did you know... ticks are not insects. Ticks are classified as arachnids, or relatives of spiders, scorpions and mites. Looking closely at ticks, you'll see 8 legs and no antennae.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

01/01/2024

Happy 2024! What's your resolution this year?

BeBop Lab’s mission is to research, gather, and disseminate scientific data and knowledge to the public on impacts to health and environment, and supply public access to a collaborative science laboratory to educate, invent, and empower local individuals.

We will fulfill our mission by a commitment to:

- Health and wellbeing of our community, employees, and partners.
- Increasing knowledge and understanding through dissemination of scientific data, innovation, and hands-on education.
- Enriching our sense of place and purpose by “keeping-it-local” and focusing on sustainability with environmental connections.
- Supporting and propagating “Do-it-Yourself” solutions.
- Equality to all, providing equal opportunity and equal education without bias.

Participate in our research and mail us any ticks you find!
Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

12/24/2023

Myth: Tick bites can make you allergic to meat?!
Fact: Actually, yes! Sort of, maybe! In very rare cases, repeated exposure to Lone Star tick bites is associated with the development of beef allergy. Scientists think this is because a protein in the Lone Star tick’s saliva is similar to a meat protein and can increase sensitivity. While this one might be partly true, the primary concern with ticks remains disease transmission.
Source: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/952/Tick-myths

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

12/22/2023

Happy Winter Solstice! Remember that ticks are active year round. Send us any ticks you find during your daily tick checks. Stay safe!

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

12/17/2023

Myth: Some people get chronic Lyme disease and are sick for the rest of their lives.
Fact: Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. Sometimes, especially after severe illness, people can have long-term complications like arthritis and muscle pain. This is called post-Lyme disease treatment syndrome, and it usually resolves within a year.
Source: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/952/Tick-myths

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

12/10/2023

Myth: You can test the tick that bit you to see if you have Lyme disease.
Fact: Individual ticks can be tested for Lyme disease, but that does not tell you whether the tick transmitted the disease to you. Also, if you were exposed to one tick, you may have been exposed to others, so a negative result does not mean you don’t have the disease! Human diagnosis is based on human signs and symptoms, not tick lab results.
Source: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/952/Tick-myths

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

12/03/2023

Myth: Applying petroleum jelly or dish soap to a tick will cause it to release and crawl away.
Myth: Burning an attached tick with a lighter will kill it.
Fact: Applying anything to a tick prior to removal is unnecessary and potentially harmful! It will NOT encourage the tick to withdraw. If the tick senses danger, it may “spit” its gut contents into the bite, making exposure to disease even more likely! Burning an attached tick is even more dangerous– the tick is protected by its strong exoskeleton, but your skin is not! To safely remove a tick, keep it simple: use fine tipped tweezers or a tick removal tool.
Source: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/952/Tick-myths

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

11/28/2023

Today is Giving Tuesday! It is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Contributing to BeBop Labs means you’re helping to tackle health and environmental issues.

To donate, visit BebopLabs.org/products

Alternatively, write a check to BEBOP LABS and mail to P.O. Box 183, Salisbury, NH 03268. Thank you!

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from Bebop Labs! Did you know that turkeys can consume over 200 ticks a day? Send us any ticks that you find!

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

11/19/2023

Tick Bite Prevention:

1. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Tuck shirt into pants and pants into socks. Wear light colored clothing to see ticks easier. Tie long hair back.

2. Spray clothes and shoes with permethrin repellent.

3. Check your body for ticks. Look for small dark spots (check freckles) and feel for bumps. Send us any ticks you find.

Tick questionnaires ➡️ BebopLabs.org/send-ticks

4. Remove ticks promptly and correctly. Hold the tick as close to the head as possible with a pair of tweezers. Pull straight out. Do not twist. Clean the bite site.

5. Worried about an insect bite? Talk with your health care provider.

Our research publication ➡️ BebopLabs.org/our-publications

Donations ➡️ BebopLabs.org/donations/bebop-labs-donation
Bebop Labs is a volunteer-run organization. Throughout the year we apply for grants and ask for donations to make tick testing free.

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Bebop Labs (Nonprofit)

BeBop Labs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) status to research, gather, and disseminate scientific data and knowledge on impacts to health and the environment. We are currently gathering information on ticks and tick-borne disease in northern NH. In the future we will test for microbial presence in other vectors and environmental sources as well as provide public access to a collaborative science laboratory for our community to solve their unsolved problems.

Our guiding principles are:


  • Health and wellbeing of our community, employees, and partners.

  • Increasing knowledge and understanding through dissemination of scientific data, innovation, and hands-
    on education.
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