• asian longhorned tick June 21, 2022 9:19 pm

    Asian Longhorned Ticks Found in Fairfield Beach Area

    Town officials said several Asian longhorned ticks were found in the Fairfield beach area. The ticks were found on a dog and identified as Asian longhorned ticks by researchers from Western Connecticut State University’s Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory. The research team conducted a surveillance sampling of the overflow grass parking areas at Penfield Beach, and various areas at Jennings...

  • asian longhorned tick September 14, 2020 9:47 pm

    Asian Longhorned Tick Found in Fairfield County

    The Connecticut Argicultural Experiment Station (CAES) is reporting the first Asian longhorned tick was found in Fairfield County. The Asian longhorned tick, or Haemaphysalis longicornis, is an invasive species that was first found on a New Jersey farm in 2017, according to CAES. CAES said the tick was found in at least 14 other states and is raising public and…

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