Tick Safety: What to Know & How to Stay Safe
Sep 1, 2022 19:00 - 20:00
(GMT -4:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/volunteer-and-attend-events/find-local-events-and-opportunities/tick-safet
Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy
Ticks and the diseases they transmit to humans, companion animals and livestock are an increasing public health threat. Global climate change has facilitated tick range expansion which has resulted in new tick species and the diseases they transmit to encounter a much larger audience. Twenty years ago, Ohio had just one medically important tick species. Today, we have five medically important tick species with two new species added in 2020. In 2017, the invasive Asian Longhorned tick could be found in just one state, but today its U.S. range includes seventeen states and is forecasted to expand even further.