Where Will They Invade Next?

Where Will They Invade Next?

    Where will they invade next? In past blogs about the invasive Asian long horned tick, I discussed that the CDC and other health agencies are monitoring this species closely.  Researchers are concerned because this species has caused serious illness in...
No sex please we’re Asian ticks

No sex please we’re Asian ticks

In September 2017, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Jersey confirmed that the tick found on a sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey was as Haemaphysalis longicornis commonly know as an Asian long horned tick. This was the first officially...
The Lyme Epidemic and Climate Change

The Lyme Epidemic and Climate Change

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change is a wonderfully researched book by the award-winning investigative journalist, Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer addresses many issues including the need for more reliable testing for Lyme disease, the lack of consensus in the...
The Holiday Season Can Also Be Tick Season

The Holiday Season Can Also Be Tick Season

This is the time of year when many families make their annual pilgrimage to Christmas tree farms to select the perfect tree. Unfortunately, a visit to a Christmas tree farm could result in an unexpected exposure to a blacklegged tick which is a known carrier of Lyme...
Protect your Family and Advance Science

Protect your Family and Advance Science

When you have collected ticks using your Bullseye residential tick drag, don’t flush them down the toilet or destroy them.  There are several government organizations and universities across North America that will identify ticks for free. Many offer the service of...