Be On The Lookout, A New Type Of Tick Has Been Spotted In Virginia

Here in Virginia, we have been blessed with some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country. Of course, this privilege also comes with responsibility — and a need to be cautious. When you’re hiking in the woods or even gardening in your backyard, there are certain things to look out for. One of those is the tiny yet potentially harmful tick. Ticks aren’t exactly new, and you’re likely already aware of how to stay away from them. But a new kind of tick has been spotted in Virginia, and it’s good to be aware of it. Fortunately, it’s not yet known to carry any harmful diseases.

Did you know that the Asian Longhorn tick had been spotted in Virginia? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! And, for a helpful guide for tick safety, be sure to check out the official CDC guide for tick safety.

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