When we escape to the woods to relax and explore, we don’t like to think about possible dangers – but we must. In order to have the best time possible in nature, we have to remember to protect ourselves from these dangers. One common but tiny danger we must keep in mind when hiking is ticks. Most of us have long known that we need to be on the lookout for deer ticks so we don’t contract Lyme Disease. However, now there’s another tick to avoid. Do we need to be concerned about Asian longhorned ticks in New York? Unfortunately, yes. However, the same personal protective measures we already know to protect ourselves against deer ticks will protect us from these creatures as well. Read on to learn more.

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Although it’s not yet known if Asian longhorned ticks can spread disease to humans and animals, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Plus, these are just smart practices for anyone who spends time in nature. Do what you can to protect yourself from pests so that you can continue to enjoy the great outdoors for years to come.

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