Close-up of the head of an Asian Longhorned Tick with the title, "Asian Longhorned Tick: A New Species of Tick in the U.S."

Asian Longhorned Tick: A New Species Of Tick in the U.S.

Origin Story The Asian longhorned tick, scientifically named Haemaphysalis longicornis, is indigenous to Asia. Native to China, Japan, East Russia, and Korea, it then was introduced to and became established in Oceania (Western Pacific) where it is considered an exotic species. Hitching a Ride to North America However, in the last few years, scientists have…

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Three tone silhouette of a lone star tick with the title "The Lone Star Tick is Invading the Northeast"

The Lone Star Tick is Invading the Northeast

What You Should Know The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, was once all but relegated to the southern part of the U.S. In particular, they were commonly found along the gulf coast, northward into Oklahoma. Currently however, studies are showing lone star ticks invading the Northeast. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) found, in a…

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Heat map showing the expanding range of CDC reports of Lyme disease

Lyme Disease In Half of All Connecticut Ticks

CT Study Finds New Threats The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducted a statewide study of Connecticut ticks and the diseases they carry. Samples were collected between April and October of 2019. The study determined that deer ticks, Ixodes scapularis, are by…

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