Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 15:40 in Biology & Nature

A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a new study. This species (Carios kelleyi) is a 'soft' tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are an example of 'hard' ticks.

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