Update On Longhorned Tick
Posted on August 10 2018
The new invasive tick species from Asia, the Longhorned Tick, has been discovered in eight states including: Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
This invasive tick aggressively attacks livestock animals and kills 15 percent of its victims.
"Ticks can be found in your own backyard, so it is essential to wear long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent containing DEET to help keep you safe from ticks and the diseases they carry," Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "It is also important to check yourself and your pets for ticks, as pets can bring ticks indoors."