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Exotic Longhorned Tick Is Discovered In Polk County

 

July 16, 2018



A new species of tick has found its way to North Carolina. Recent tick surveys sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) on an opossum in Polk County.

The tick has been previously identified in Arkansas, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.

“We are working with the USDA, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, our field staff and veterinarians to help raise awareness of ticks and tick prevention,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The good news is that the Longhorned tick...



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