North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (IPM) has issued a new pest alert focusing on the Asian longhorned tick (ALT), which includes details about the tick’s life cycle, identification, and management options. Females can reproduce without mating with a male, causing a threat to livestock due to large-scale infestations on one animal leading to stress, […]
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According to the US Department of Agriculture, USDA, the most recent tick to come into the US is now found in 15 states. The information is published in the USDA’s National Haemaphysalis longicornis Situation Report, February 3, 2021. States are VA, WVA, PA, NC, NJ, TN, NY, KY, MD, CT DE, SC, AR, OH, RI. For […]
First announced at the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group’s (TBDWG) September 22 meeting, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in a Capitol Hill Announcement, presented plans to join with five federal departments and the Environmental Protection Agency in developing the National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans (Framework). […]
East Asian tick, also known as longhorned or bush tick Photo: James OcciThe Lyme Disease Association reports that a new tick species to the U.S. has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The East Asian tick’s presence, aka longhorned or bush tick, was confirmed in Hunterdon County NJ on November 9. Initial ID […]
If just thinking about ticks makes you squeamish, then you’ll want to stay away from Dolores Hill’s lab in Beltsville, Maryland. There, in tiny glass vials and Styrofoam containers, Hill keeps several hundred blacklegged deer ticks, scientifically known as Ixodes scapularis. A parasitologist for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Hill collects the blood-sucking ticks as part […]
Washinton, DC, meeting with Military at Office of Congressman Christopher Smith Washinton, DC, meeting with Military at Office of Congressman Christopher Smith By Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. 9-18-02 I am President of the Lyme Disease Association, LDA, an all-volunteer national organization providing Lyme disease education and funding for research projects […]