Experts Predict That The Tick Population In New Jersey Will Be Extremely High This Year

Did you know that the oldest known fossil of a tick was found in Sayreville, New Jersey? Found in a piece of amber, it’s around 90 million years old. It is believed that it hitched a ride on a bird that migrated from South America. So, ticks have been a problem in the Garden State for millions of years. They latched on to dinosaurs and they latch onto us. We’ve got some not-so-great news about ticks in the year 2020 but we’ve also got some good news.

That’s what I’ve read, but I still think we could do without them. Can’t birds and reptiles just eat other bugs? Of course, I’m not an expert on biology, so… What do you do to prevent bites from these parasitic pests? Here are some tick tips from Johns Hopkins University.