Say it isn’t so! But it is, the Asian Longhorned tick has been found in Missouri.

The invasive species have been seen in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Asian  Longhorned tick reproduces fast, and can survive in all kinds of weather.

Authorities are concerned about livestock in some areas, after three cows died from tens of thousands of bites in Ohio.

Because of their fast reproduction,  thousands of ticks can invade a pasture within days. Scientists found nearly 10,000 ticks in just 90 minutes in a Ohio cow pasture.

Research is underway to see if the new invasive tick can pass diseases to humans.

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