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Unique tick found in Eastern Kentucky

A unique species of ticks have made their way to Kentucky.

The Asian Longhorned Tick is drawing attention after being found in Eastern Kentucky. Experts, like UK Horticulturalist Amy Aldenderfer says the tick can produce “clones” of itself on animals, allowing it to exponentially increase its group size. Aldenderfer says it’s important to note that the tick has only been located in medcalf county. But, she says concerned residents can bring suspected samples to the extension office, where they can be sent off for analysis. Aldenderfer says the tick can affect livestock and other animals if not found.

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