Haemaphysalis Longicornis — A Growing Threat to Pets and Livestock
Haemaphysalis longicornis is a parasitic arachnid belonging to the Ixodidae family of ticks. Also known as the "longhorned tick," "bush tick," or "cattle tick," Haemaphysalis longicornis is an established species in many parts of Asia and is considered a livestock pest in New Zealand. Recently, considerable numbers of Haemaphysalis longicornis have been reported in eastern U.S. states, including Virginia and New Jersey. As Haemaphysalis longicornis is known to carry and transmit several diseases, the species' presence in the U.S. presents a health risk to pets and livestock across North America. Below, learn more about Haemaphysalis longicornis and how you can use TickZapper® to quickly and effectively remove ticks from your animals.
About Haemaphysalis Longicornis
Haemaphysalis longicornis is one of the more common tick species in the Eastern Hemisphere and is becoming a growing problem in the Western Hemisphere. Like many tick species, Haemaphysalis longicornis lives on mammals and birds. It spreads quickly in farm animals such as cattle, chicken, horses, sheep, and pigs. In the wild, H. longicornis has been found on wild animals like bear, deer, foxes, hares, and small mammals like rats, ferrets, and birds. In domestic settings, H. longicornis has been found on dogs, cats, and humans.
H. longicornis has been a health concern in the Eastern Hemisphere for decades. It is commonly known to spread a number of diseases to livestock and pets in regions across Asia and Oceania. These diseases include Lyme spirochetes, spotted fever group rickettsiae, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Anaplasma bovis, and a number of other diseases. One of the most commonly diseases transmitted by H. longicornis is theileriosis, which is often fatal to cattle.
Recent surveys have found that Haemaphysalis Longicornis has appeared in large quantities in the Eastern United States. In 2017, the state of New Jersey reported that H. longicornis had been found on sheep on a farm in Hunterdon County. Ongoing surveys are being conducted to determine whether H. longicornis has spread to nearby wildlife in the region. Read on to learn how you can use TickZapper® to remove H. longicornis and other ticks from your animals quickly and effectively.
Fast and Effective Tick Removal With TickZapper®
Known to spread a number of life-threatening diseases, H. longicornis is a threat to livestock and pets alike. Thankfully, timely and proper removal of this tick species can greatly reduce the chance that your animal contracts any tick-borne sickness. Revolutionary TickZapper® is the only tool that removes the entire tick (including mouthparts!) – quickly, easily, and safely – without risk of human contact! To use TickZapper®, gently grab the tick with the device's ergonomic jaws, hit the STUN button to stun the tick into loosening its hold, pull gently, and trap the tick in your TickZapper®'s tick chamber. It's that simple.
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