Found posted on another forum. This is rather dated so the theory of getting rid of deer is not really embraced now a days since other animals are thought tobe carriers like certain mice and birds. The deer are just host victims like people. Thats my current understanding, more study needs to be done figuring out the source. But his personal story resonates with my experience even though this is an older article, thought others here may relate. http://www.healthline.com/health/daryl-hall-lyme-disease#2 Read the rest of the interview here.