New ‘exotic’ tick invades NC, and it’s an ‘aggressive biter.’ How far has it spread?

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  1. EC

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    New ‘exotic’ tick invades NC, and it’s an ‘aggressive biter.’ How far has it spread?
    By Mark Price

    July 12, 2018 07:55 AM


    An invasive species of “exotic” tick native to east Asia has been discovered in North Carolina, and it’s an “aggressive biter,” says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    The Longhorned tick was found recently on an opossum in Polk County, in western North Carolina along the South Carolina border. It’s about 90 minutes west of Charlotte.

    Details of the discovery were not released, but a warning was issued Wednesday for the state’s veterinarians to be on the lookout for a rapid spread.

    Longhorned ticks are capable of spreading disease, and the females reproduce without a male, says the N.C. Department of Agriculture. That means a single female can create a colony anywhere in the state, officials say.

    “It is an aggressive biter and frequently builds intense infestations on animals causing great stress ... and blood loss,” said a statement issued by Michael Neault of the N.C. Department of Agriculture.

    “It is a serious pest of livestock in its native regions ....This tick can spread pathogens among a diverse host range on which it feeds.”

    Longhorned ticks are vulnerable to the same insecticides that kill other ticks, he said.

    State officials say they are trying to find out how widespread the ticks have become and monitor for diseases they may potentially spread.




    Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are among the four diseases most commonly associated with ticks in N.C.

    Most diseases spread by ticks can be treated with antibiotics if caught early, say state officials. However, death can result if the illness goes untreated, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.


    Longhorned ticks are believed to have been introduced into the country via New Jersey and have recently been found in Arkansas, Virginia and West Virginia, state officials said in a statement.








    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article214748110.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. JR in KY

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    Thats the SOB that causes Beef Allergies.
    We have discussed it at length, and they are your worst nightmare.
     
  3. xbokilla

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    Great more ticks. As if the last couple years hasn’t been bad enough! Well maybe these ticks will eat the other ticks and it will even out some?
     
  4. Dark Cloud

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    Well I just tell ye,it never should have been brought in this country,to start with,probably some experimental thing the taxpayers are paying for,and it got away.Could be a bunch of them women rights activist ,probably heard it can reproduce without a male.
     
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  5. Gforcetrivers

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    This biological war! I swear this is not an accident.
     
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  6. Gforcetrivers

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    All the other ticks are not aggressive?
     
  7. RLWEBB

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    Build that wall!!!!!!
     
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  8. Larry Risner

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    "O" great another creepy crawler from some 3 world crap hole. You got to love globalization. To be truthful that is my fear if you don't count some day to day fool doing something foolish that put me and mine at risk. That fear is some creepy crawler clawing it's way out of some crap hole some where and causeing a big time pandemic. Earth hasn't had one in a while. I think the Spanish Flu was the last big one if you don't count aids/hiv. Haven't heard much about Zika lately wonder why. It's coming brothers and sisters just a matter of time with the fluid nature of today's travel.
     
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  9. Carl

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    The wall wound prevent a lot of diseases and bad critters including the near extinct bedbugs that rode over on the wetbacks. I have a friend that brought these critters back from a hotel. He had a hard time getting rid them.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...rs-now-theyre-back-heres-what-know/399025001/
     
  10. Larry Risner

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    I want a wall and I think we need a wall, but let's be real never going to happen just like energy independence. Why you ask because the real powers that be don't want it.
     
  11. supergoat80

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    Every dog will shake its flees. Mother Nature is no different.
     
  12. reivertom

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    Makes you wonder don't it?
     
  13. EC

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    Yeah. We're having all these cases of E-coli, Hep A, food recalls...etc.
     
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