Insects

Cold Weather in New Jersey Does Not Kill the New East Asian Longhorned Tick


There’s a new tick in town that experts now believe might be a permanent NJ pest. The invasive East Asian longhorned tick has managed to survive bitterly cold temperatures. Learn more about these ticks, and keep in mind that you’ll need professional pest control services in Monmouth County to handle them.

Tough Ticks

Scientists didn’t expect East Asian longhorned ticks to survive NJ’s below freezing temperatures in winter, but they managed to do so. Last spring, nymphs of this species showed up at a farm that had been the sight of a previous East Asian longhorned tick infestation. This shows that the species was able to make it through extremely cold temperatures.

Dangers of East Asian Longhorned Ticks

These ticks aren’t as dangerous to humans as other tick species, especially ones that spread Lyme disease and other illnesses. However, East Asian longhorned ticks can be a big threat to animals, such as farm animals. In some cases in New Zealand, these ticks spread a serious disease to cattle and other livestock. Since these ticks seem like they’re here to stay, it’s important to have them eliminated by pest control professionals to lower the risk of illness.

If you have ticks on your property in NJ, our pest control services in Monmouth County can help. Allison Pest Control has a team of experts available to eliminate ticks from your NJ home.

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