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New Jersey Killer Tick Invasion
N.J. scientists hope they stopped a tick invasion. But Spring will tell.
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Last August, a woman walked into the Hunterdon County health office with thousands of ticks clinging to her clothing.

The tick attack occurred as the farmer tried to shear a sheep, unaware the animal was infested. But it was not just the sheer volume of ticks that concerned health officials, but the fact that they could not identify the species of the tick.

For health officials, that uncertainty is alarming.

To help identify the mysterious species, Tadhgh Rainey, the division manager of the county's Division of Health Services, turned to Andrea Egizi, a tick specialist at the Monmouth County Tick-borne Disease Lab.

Egizi identified the tick as an invasive species from East Asia that although has been spotted on animals and products coming into the country, had never been seen elsewhere in the U.S.

As the identification process was underway, the scientists worked to contain the ticks and stop a potential outbreak. The sheep was treated with a chemical wash that killed the ticks, and the property was scoured to remove the tall grass that the pests lived in.

  • el jefe
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Re: New Jersey Killer Tick Invasion
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jesus christ, I just moved to new jersey

  • Peez
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jesus christ, I just moved to new jersey
Did you bring any Asian ticks with you?

Peez

  • meepmeep
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  • zombiecat queen
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jesus christ, I just moved to new jersey

Wait, wtf, did you really?

  • el jefe
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yeah, sorry to ditch you guys.  we couldn't afford to stay in DC after our number of mouths to feed went up and number of salaries went down.  at least not living the way we were used to.  cost of living is lower in south jersey than in DC.  and schools are good.  also, wife's parents live here.  my MIL is retired and we couldn't stop her from helping babysit even if we wanted to.

  • meepmeep
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  • zombiecat queen
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Good schools in south Jersey? :v:

My parents are in Somerset county. Welcome to the cool kids club. :toocool:

  • VoxRat
  • wtactualf
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Good schools in south Jersey? :v:

My parents are in Somerset county. Welcome to the cool kids club. :toocool:
  :beer: 

I work in Newark, but home is     :eek: Hunterdon County
"I understand Donald Trump better than many people because I really am a lot like him." - Dave Hawkins

  • el jefe
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we're in Burlington county, whose schools seem to be considered above average.  I realize most of South jersey is either ghetto or bumfuck.

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Good schools in south Jersey? :v:

My parents are in Somerset county. Welcome to the cool kids club. :toocool:
  :beer: 

I work in Newark, but home is     :eek: Hunterdon County

I thought you worked in NYC?
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • meepmeep
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  • zombiecat queen
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we're in Burlington county, whose schools seem to be considered above average.  I realize most of South jersey is either ghetto or bumfuck.

guapo I should remind you that I'm in Philly and would gladly take care of your super adorable baby if you don't mind her getting covered in cat hair. :mason:

  • VoxRat
  • wtactualf
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Reply #10
Good schools in south Jersey? :v:

My parents are in Somerset county. Welcome to the cool kids club. :toocool:
  :beer: 

I work in Newark, but home is     :eek: Hunterdon County

I thought you worked in NYC?
I did!
Relocated after Superstorm Sandy.
"I understand Donald Trump better than many people because I really am a lot like him." - Dave Hawkins

  • VoxRat
  • wtactualf
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"I understand Donald Trump better than many people because I really am a lot like him." - Dave Hawkins

  • SR-71
  • Schmewbie
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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/25/national/woman-japan-bitten-stray-cat-last-year-worlds-first-die-tick-borne-disease-carried-mammal-ministry/#.WpjOOChORHg

I had six years of infantry in Korea, which means out in the outdoors most of the time, and never had a single tick as far as I know.  Accordingly, it was surprising to see, a year or two ago, a news clip that Korea had a horribad tick problem and there's some weird ass tick disease.  Making an assumption based on the news link, the same disease is in Japan, and can spread from tick to cat to human.  Now we have some super swarming east asian tick invasion?  Oo

  • SR-71
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we're in Burlington county, whose schools seem to be considered above average.  I realize most of South jersey is either ghetto or bumfuck.

Welcome to exit 4. 

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Reply #14
I'm going to go ahead and blame global warming
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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Reply #15
fair enough.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor