Asian longhorned ticks threaten livestock, but scientists need help telling them apart from two near-identical species Rutgers researchers and other scientists have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its native countries and threatens livestock in the United States. The pest has […]
Rutgers develops Citizen Action through Science approach Thanks to an innovative mosquito control approach developed at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, residents in several Maryland neighborhoods reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes by an impressive 76 percent, on average. The Rutgers-led project, called Citizen Action through Science (Citizen AcTS), mobilizes neighbors guided by scientists to address […]
In this Asbury Park Press article by Russ Zimmer, Andrea Agizi who works with the Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory at Rutgers, talks about the Lone Star Tick and her research into this prevalent New Jersey pest.
Findings will help state, partner agencies check the spread of tick-borne diseases. Researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013. The new detection of these […]
Editor’s Note: Located at Rutgers Center for Vector Biology, the Monmouth County Tick-borne Disease Lab–a collaboration between Monmouth County and the CVB–performed the DNA analysis of the exotic tick. A detailed review on the tick is available on the CVB website. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced the United States Department of […]
By James L. Occi, graduate student, and Dina M. Fonseca, professor, Department of Entomology Reprinted from Gardener News, August 2016 How likely is it that you will get Lyme disease while gardening? Assuming you are a New Jersey gardener, a state in the U.S. epicenter of Lyme disease, it turns out it depends on how […]