New Bloodthirsty Tick Found In New Jersey

New Jersey health officials got an unpleasant surprise when they found a sheep infested with hundreds of ticks from an East Asian species that can clone itself. The ticks are from the Haemaphysalis longicornis species, an invasive pest that has been known to appear in such numbers that they've killed cattle by draining them of blood. The researchers are hoping that any remaining larvae died during the winter. If not, the species could become a problem. New Jersey residents know they need to look out for ticks.

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