A species of tick native to the Asia-Pacific region that potentially poses a disease threat to humans is now located in nine different states, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week.
The species — which is reportedly the first new tick species found in the U.S. in 50 years — is known formally as the Haemaphysalis longicornis, or the Asian long-horned tick. The species was first discovered in the U.S. in the state of New Jersey in August 2017, the CDC said in a news release Thursday.
But the critters have since spread. New Jersey, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia have now “reported finding the tick on a variety of hosts, including people, wildlife, domestic animals, and in environmental samples,” the health agency said.
“In contrast to most tick species, a single female tick can reproduce offspring (1-2,000 eggs at a time) without mating. As a result, hundreds to thousands of ticks can be found on a single animal, person, or in the environment,” the CDC continued.
An aggressive biter
In a statement following the discovery of the Asian long-horned tick in a North Carolina county, the state’s department of agriculture and consumer services warned residents the species is “an aggressive biter” and “frequently builds intense infestations on animals causing great stress, reduced growth and production, and blood loss.”
While “no harmful germs have been found in the ticks collected in the United States,” the CDC reported, the tick has reportedly transmitted the potentially life-threatening spotted fever rickettsiosis in Asia. The species may also transmit “severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS),” which is “an emerging infectious disease caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV),” according to one study.
Scientists are still researching and monitoring the spread of the ticks in the U.S., the health agency added.
This Genius Trick Keeps Ticks From Biting You
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sitting down to a nice meal or relaxing by the fire after a day in the great outdoors only to feel a hitch hiking tick crawling up the back of your neck. Well, you may never encounter such a scenario ever again after you learn this genius technique. The process is extremely simple yet highly effective. It will have you asking, “Why didn’t I think of this?!”
What you’ll need
All you need is a decent lint roller (the kind with adhesive layers) and a few moments of your time. Simply pack the roller with you when you’re taking a hike or working in brush and roll it on your clothing from time to time. You’ll be shocked to see what you pick up after a short hike.
Essential oils help as well
If you want to minimize the risk of ticks hopping onto you as you walk, add some peppermint or lavender essential oil to your regimen. You can spray them on your clothing or rub a tiny amount on your skin topically. If you have very sensitive skin you may want to dilute the peppermint oil with almond or jojoba oil.
A slight tingling sensation from the peppermint is normal and nothing to worry about. The scent of peppermint and lavender helps to deter ticks, mosquitoes, and black flies but when conditions are unfavorable a lint roller should be used in addition to the oil.
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