Secret Site Map
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Home News Blacklegged Ticks On the Rise in Ohio

Blacklegged Ticks On the Rise in Ohio

Public Health

The Lyme disease-carrying ticks were rarely encountered in Ohio before 2010.

| September 12, 2012

A blacklegged tick, or deer tick. Photo credit: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Blacklegged ticks, known to carry Lyme disease, have been found at an increasing rate in Ohio since 2010, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Migrating from the east, populations of the blacklegged tick are thought to be established in 26 Ohio counties, the newspaper said. Ohio has recorded 36 cases of Lyme disease this year -- tick experts say that number may not exceed the 53 total cases in the state last year, though the ticks' Ohio invasion could produce higher numbers in the coming years.

"They show no signs of slowing down. We feel pretty confident the increase in their numbers and spread is real," Richard Gary, state entomologist with the Ohio Department of Health, told the Dispatch. "Our concern is that this ultimately may lead to an increase in Lyme disease cases."

Read the full story at Dispatch.com.

(Source: The Columbus Dispatch)

Top news

Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week.

Nicotinoid and Fungal Disease Team up to Break Down Termites' Tough Defenses

Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control.

NPMA Announces PesTech³

The new conference, scheduled for Jan. 5-7, 2016, in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.), focuses on technology solutions for pest management professionals.

ESA Announces New ACEs/BCEs for May 2015

The Entomological Society of America announced that seven industry professionals recently earned BCE or ACE credentials.

Ehrlich to Host 'Pestaurant' at Faneuil Hall

Ehrlich Pest Control announced it will host its second annual Pestaurant in Boston on June 3, at historic Faneuil Hall in Sam Adams Park.

x