The distribution, range and abundance of the lone star tick has increased over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Today, the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) can be found in states as far north as Maine and as far west as central Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Because the lone star tick is an aggressive feeder and known vector of Ehrlichia ewingii and Ehrlichia chaffeensis, increased prevalence of this tick means it could now be a threat to dogs in our area.
In the “tick map” to the right you can see how large the Lone Star Ticks’ territory has become over the years.
Check out this website for more information: www.get-ticked.com
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