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Exotic Tick Species Identified on Hunterdon County Farm

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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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Last summer, a farmer walked into the Hunterdon County health office covered in thousands of the ticks after she was shearing a 12-year-old Icelandic sheep named Hannah. Experts were called in to identify the tick which was not previously known to exist in the United States.

The Department of Agriculture says it still does not know how the tick made its way to New Jersey.
The Asian tick responsible for a disease, called Theileriosis in cattle, which results in severe anemia and possibly death. This tick is also responsible for spotted fever rickettsioses. Having the potential to spread other bacterial and viral diseases to humans and other animals is now a great concern for New Jersey.

The The longhorn or Asian Tick
According to the State Of New Jersey, Department of Agriculture,
www.nj.gov...

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa has confirmed the finding of an exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, on a farm in Hunterdon County on November 9. Initial identification was made by the Monmouth County Tick-borne Diseases Lab, located at Rutgers University and the Hunterdon County Division of Health. This tick is not known to be present in the U.S., although there are records of at least a dozen previous collections of this species in the country on animals and materials presented for entry at U.S. ports. "
Additionally," "Ongoing surveillance continued during the winter and on April 17, 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the Longhorned tick successfully overwintered in New Jersey and has possibly become established in the state."
Authorities are asking people to contact the state veterinarian at 609-671-6400 if they see any unusual ticks on their livestock.

Unusual ticks detected in wildlife should be reported to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife Management at 609-984-6295 or the Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics at 908-637-4173, ext. 120.

Any questions about tick-borne illness in humans should be directed to local health departments or the New Jersey Department of Health at 609-826-5964.


To read more on this outbreak go to

www.nj.com...
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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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Globalisation



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

Looks familiar to me.

I am in tx..

Let us just hope there no unseen attributes that come with the tick.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter

I like Rednecks solution on this problem.
He raises chickens, and his property is practically bug free.
A former team mate of mine lives in Ruidoso NM, and raises chickens.
He exclaims the same solution. Even though he has herds of Elk and Deer on his property, no ticks!



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Violater1


As a metal detectorist, I'm concerned. Always tuck the pants into my boots and a nice coat of insect repellent spray. I'm in New Jersey by the way.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Violater1


As a metal detectorist, I'm concerned. Always tuck the pants into my boots and a nice coat of insect repellent spray. I'm in New Jersey by the way.


Just check yourself when you get home. Even though you tuck your pants in them little snips can still work their way in. When I was stationed in SC, I went fishing on Fort Jackson way back in the woods and got back to the barracks and had 3 of em on me. All on my rear end thus I was on my own getting em off. Ended up going to the hospital on base and had to drop my drawers in front of female specialist. She got the two I didn't manage to kill using a match(I used the match technique not sure what she used) and dug what was left of the one I burnt.
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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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Yikes..i just pried a very small tick off a spot below my elbow,i don't know how long it's been on me. Hope i don't get tick fever,i had it once many years ago and it makes one feel hellish sick for quite a few days.Looked like the American dog tick.Very small little black one.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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Last year i seen in real life while walking through the woods a tic jump around 2' onto my shirt. Previously i was unaware they could jump over a couple inches.





I agree with having chickens to cut down on the tics and such.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: katerinaGrace
Yikes..i just pried a very small tick off a spot below my elbow,i don't know how long it's been on me. Hope i don't get tick fever,i had it once many years ago and it makes one feel hellish sick for quite a few days.Looked like the American dog tick.Very small little black one.


Make sure you got the whole tick. Usually people pry them off and leave the head buried in their skin.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Thanks,yes i did. I flung it on the floor after prying it off,and it was walking around intact befored i stomped it.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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A good way to remove a tic that has bit you.

Take a lit cigarette and burn his ass until it removes his injector from your body.

Otherwise just pulling till it comes off leaves the stinger in you in most cases.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky
Not sure but I thought you are not supposed to burn them off,as it makes them vomit your blood and their own digestive juices back into you,potentially causing nasty infection.
You can buy a "tick tool" from vetenarians which gets them out safe,or do the "tick massage"-using a finger,make anti clockwise circular motions wih the tick(not too hard to squash it) until it gets pissed off or dizzy,then it releases its mouth and falls off.
Not 100% about the burning thing though-I may be mixing that up with my other least favorite creature-the leech.
I hate little parasites with a dark passion,much prefer to take my chances with a bigger more ferocious animal that I can see and fight than those sneaky blood suckers!
If you want my blood,show yourself and fight me for it,dont sneack up my trousers amd steal it while I am unaware!

(Where I live the leeches are the worst-they actually stand up like a mini cobra and turn their mouth towards you as if they are sentient when you get close...makes my skin crawl just thinking about it!)



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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Ticks are the worst things short of botflies. Found a field mouse got himself trapped the other day out there with a huge botfly bulging about an inch out of his neck the other day. I pitied him, but didnt want the cats to grab a hold of him like that, didnt want that nasty completing its life cycle, so I gently poured him into the big trashy bin. Pickup was the next morning...



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Oh man, I feel itchy now.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
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This is obvious more time travel. Seriously though when US got ticks. I never remember US ever getting any ticks. I remember Ticks came from Africa. Asia never had any ticks at all. What is this BS?

I'm not on the Starbase shooting down space rocks as usual cause some jackass keeps trying to save someone fking the timeline over. Inb4 US will never win, if they do win we all lose. Fake Capitalism. Boycotted how many time and nothing happens? So GG humanity.

Oh btw welcome to a new timeline where Toy R Us is extremely weird.

www.grammarly.com...




posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Violater1


We also can't forget about conspiracy of Plum Island and Lyme Disease delivered by a tick?
After all this is Conspiracy site is it not?



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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Violater1


We also can't forget about conspiracy of Plum Island and Lyme Disease delivered by a tick?
After all this is Conspiracy site is it not?




Exactly. US ticks are obvious GMO. They should be killed off.
Also this is what their planning to do. GMO Nazi ticks vs GMO suicide ticks.

geneticliteracyproject.org...
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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

One of my earlier threads, actually. Didn't get a whole lot of attention though.

Plum Island, Ticks and Lyme disease


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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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Dusting your socks and pants cuffs with sulfur powder helps repel them.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
a reply to: seeker1963

One of my earlier threads, actually. Didn't get a whole lot of attention though.

Plum Island, Ticks and Lyme disease



Totally missed that RP! I live in W. PA and although not bad I do see ticks becoming more of a problem! Read your OP you linked and was kinda blown away! Not sure why, at my age none of this should surprise me but WOW!

The 24 hour thing is something I wasn't aware of, but anytime I go out and forage around a bit I alway take a mirror and check.




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