Holy Cow! Invasive Tick Implicated in Livestock Deaths

Holy Cow! Invasive Tick Implicated in Livestock Deaths

For years now, experts have warned of the possibility that new, harmful species of ticks could make their way to North America via bird migration or importation of livestock. This worry was confirmed to be legitimate in 2017, when the Asian long-horned tick was found...
First US human bite from invasive Asian tick noted

First US human bite from invasive Asian tick noted

In 2017, we were warned about the arrival of a new tick species in North America when numerous Asian long-horned ticks were found on an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey in 2017. Researchers believed that the tick found its way to the United States by way of migratory...
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...