The invasive Asian longhorned tick has now been discovered in Kentucky, according to a new report from the state's name industry university. The invasive species from East Asia and Australia continue their Northwest march across the US and have now been reported on 10 states across the country, according to a new report from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The insect was first confirmed in the bluegrass state from a single sample found on an elk in Martin County in 2018. It is believed that the species has continued its western march since then and could now tap Ohio's door. The tick has evolved kind of a notorious reputation since its arrival in the US in 201
The invasive Asian longhorned tick has now been discovered in Kentucky, according to a new report by the state's name school.
The invasive species from eastern Asia and Australia continue their northwestern march across the US, and have now been reported in 10 states across the country, according to a new report from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
The insect was first confirmed in the Bluegrass state from a single sample found on a moose in Martin County in 2018. It is believed that the species has continued its westward march since then and could now knock on the Ohio door.
The mount has evolved kind of a notorious reputation since it arrived in the United Kingdom in 2017.
In other countries, prayers from this species have been known to cause serious disease in humans and animals. They are "an important vector of humans and animal disease agents", a report by the CDC states.
But as of March 25, 2019, no harmful bacteria have been found in spots collected in the United States, officials said. Research is ongoing.
Ticksna sounds like something from a science fiction movie. The female ticks can lay eggs and reproduce without mating and add thousands of eggs at a time – helping with their quick takeover of the Eastern States.
It comes at a time when health care professionals warn of an already high volume of ticks, with spring and summer months promising to produce even more.
The high volume of ticks has led to warnings from healthcare professionals across the nation, including in Ohio.
"Ticks spread at ticks are a growing concern in Ohio," said the Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton. wooded or brushed areas from early spring to late autumn ".  Acton recommends people who become ill after being bitten by a pocket, contact their health care provider, especially if they have symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue or rash.
M cheese diseases in Ohio caused by bites of infected ticks happen between spring and late autumn.
The most common diseases spread by ticks in Ohio include Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotting fever. There were 293 Lyme disease cases and 38 Rocky Famous fever cases reported in Ohio last year.