Two new tick species have been found in Connecticut and it has sparked great concern for 2021 tick-disease season.
Connecticut is beautiful in spring but unfortunately, the warmer spring weather and longer days mean trouble as those nasty ticks are on its way. Based upon the CAES ( Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station) CT Tick Report from 2019, it was particularly a bad year for ticks across Connecticut.
What does it mean for the 2021 Lyme season? We are receiving information that this tick season could show alarming rates. Over 2,500 ticks, including 2068 deer ticks (Ixodes Scapularis) and 467 American dog ticks (Dermacentor Variabilis) were collected, and all-female deer tick samples were tested for several pathogens that cause disease in humans.
The results are alarming, and experts warn that a mild winter can contribute to a larger boom in the tick population, so 2020 – 2021 could potentially be a more active year for the tick population.
46% of 2 Different Tick Species Samples
Carried Lyme Disease
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