See also: Georgia Invasive Species Task Force Publications for more resources
Invasive Species Resources
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University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
University of Georgia. Extension.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Note: Includes Sightings Map for observations (year-round, 2017-2022)
University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology.
Virginia Tech. Department of Entomology.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
The Asian longhorned tick, which preys on a variety of hosts including humans and wild and domestic animals, has been found in Kentucky. This new tick is known to attack animals in large numbers and will be a concern to livestock producers, wildlife enthusiasts and pet owners. The tick has been found in small numbers on elk in Martin County and black bear in Floyd County. It was found in large numbers on a bull in Metcalfe County in the south-central part of the state. Individuals who find a usually large number of ticks on their pet or livestock should contact their local veterinarian. Those who find single ticks they think might be an Asian longhorned tick should work with their county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources to submit the sample to UK entomologists for positive identification.