An Invasive Asian Longhorned Tick Is Slowly Spreading Throughout the U.S.

And they don’t even need a mate to reproduce.

8/12/2020 4:28:00 AM

An Invasive Asian Longhorned Tick Is Slowly Spreading Throughout the U.S.

And they don’t even need a mate to reproduce.

(ODA). The tick was then sent to a federal lab, where the species was confirmed.This tick was first identified in New Jersey in 2017 and can be found in typical tick habitats, such as grassy or wooded areas. So how did it get to a Midwestern state—and should you be worried? Below, everything we know so far about the Asian longhorned tick, how it impacts humans and animals, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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What is the Asian longhorned tick, exactly?CDCThe exotic pest is native to parts of Eastern Asia, but has since made its way to other countries including, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, according to theNortheast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases

(NEVBD). They’re brown in color, have eight legs, and are typically smaller than a sesame seed.Asian longhorned ticks have been detected on animals, including pets and livestock, as well as people. However, the(CDC) says they aren’t as enticed by human skin.

Where can you find the Asian longhorned tick in the U.S.? Is the species spreading?Since 2017, the Asian longhorned tick has been confirmed in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia as of July 2020,

per the CDC.This recent Ohio discovery came just one week after it was also found in three Kentucky counties, perLocal 12 WKRC-TV. Read more: Prevention Magazine »

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