These pictures of the Haemaphysalis longicornis (Asian longhorned) were taken recently by LDA’s Scientific & Professional Advisory Board member James L. Occi, Rutgers, in Bergen County NJ. The invasive tick was first discovered on a NJ farm on a sheep in 2017. The tick probably came from Asia, where it is able to transmit diseases […]
The picture in New Jersey of spotted fever group rickettsiosis (SFGR), which includes Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (RMSF), is complex. In this latest study from the Am. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (James Occi, Rutgers University, et al, ), the researchers tested American dog ticks and lone star ticks in NJ to determine which […]
TICK VECTORS (For more information about ticks click here) These tick photos may help you to identify the different species of ticks and what they look like at various life stages. Some tick photos include objects to help you compare their size to the actual size of the ticks. There are a number of ticks […]
Learn more about blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. What blacklegged ticks look like and the diseases they cause.
Tick Habitat Many people think ticks are only present in the woods. However, ticks can be found in many areas. Where woods/fields meet lawn Wooded areas Tall brush/grass Under leaves* Very small numbers on cut/raked lawns or sports fields Under ground cover (plants) in yard * Around stone walls and woodpiles where mice & other […]
Nymphs scapularis on left, longicornis on right. Thanks to J. Occi, RutgersThe Lyme Disease Association reports that on April 17, 2018, a new tick species to the U.S. has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) to have wintered over in NJ, and it may now be an established […]
Monica White, Co-Founder/President of the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, a Lyme Disease Association Affiliate, has announced that Colorado Governor Hickenlooper granted their request for proclamation: May 2017, Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Colorado! “Many of our residents and visitors are at greater risk for exposure to ticks through both work and their […]
Ticks are not insects but are arachnids and are thus related to spiders and mites. They have 8 legs, except when they first hatch from eggs (larva), when they have 6 legs. Take a look out our Tick Vector Info Graphic and feel free to share. Ixodes scapularis commonly called blacklegged or deer ticks, are […]