Be On The Lookout, A New Type Of Tick Has Been Spotted In North Carolina
You might think we have enough, but our latest bloodsucking parasite was first discovered in North Carolina in 2017, the Asian longhorned tick. As of Aug. 2022, other confirmed collections are in Arkansas, Delaware, Connecticut, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia, where the first one was discovered. Let’s check out this new type of tick.
If you find yourself outside, you will probably get a tick on you in your lifetime. However, protection is available. Have you ever come across one of these ticks? If so, please let us know in the comments below. And discover more about ticks in North Carolina.
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