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Aggressive Tick Seeks Livestock

Jennifer Smith

Posted on August 08 2018

The Longhorned Tick may be native to Asia; but in recent months, it has made it's way to New Jersey, West Virginia and Arkansas. The tick is very aggressive toward livestock and will attack chickens, cattle, sheep and goats, if given the opportunity. 

“While the longhorned tick has not been linked to any human infection in the U.S., the N.C. Division of Public Health is working with NCDA&CS [North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services] to understand its distribution and monitor for diseases it may carry,” officials added. (Fox News)

States nearby should take the necessary precautions to keep wildlife carrying ticks away from farms to protect livestock animals. To keep deer out of landscapes, it's recommended to install farm fencing on properties, made of a strong steel material.