• tick season April 29, 2022 3:44 pm

    Busy Tick Season Expected in Connecticut

    Scientists are issuing a warning about a rising population of ticks.

  • Ticks April 29, 2022 3:44 pm

    Busy Tick Season Expected in Connecticut

    State scientists in Connecticut are sounding the alarm about the rising number of ticks and the potential of people contracting multiple tick-borne diseases. Goudarz Molaei, a research scientist for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the director of tick and tick-borne disease surveillance in Connecticut, said there has been a spike in invasive species of ticks coming into Connecticut since…

  • connecticut ticks June 16, 2021 11:50 am

    2 Cases of Tick Virus Reported in Connecticut: DPH

    The Department of Public Health said two Connecticut residents have tested positive for a tick infection known as the Powassan virus. Officials said these are the first two cases identified this year. DPH officials said the two individuals are between the ages of 50 and 79 and are from Fairfield and New Haven counties. They became infected during the third…

  • Ticks June 11, 2021 10:48 pm

    More Ticks and New Species Seen in Connecticut

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is warning people about a dramatic rise in ticks in the state.

  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station June 11, 2021 10:59 pm

    More Ticks and New Species Seen in Connecticut

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is warning people about a dramatic rise in ticks in the state. “What we’ve been seeing in the last few years is an increasing number of ticks, of the species that are already here, but of more concern is the increased number of invasive species that we have coming into the state,” Jason White,...

  • tick season May 4, 2021 3:28 am

    Tick Populations on the Rise in Connecticut

    Connecticut’s tick population is increasing this season, due to a variety of factors that include shorter and warmer winters and longer and wetter springs and summers, experts say. The state counted more than double the number of ticks through April 30 than it did last year, the New Haven Register reported Sunday. “This is when they come,” Dr. Zane Saul,…

  • Ticks June 18, 2020 11:03 pm

    Invasive Plants Providing the Perfect Home for Ticks Across Connecticut

    We all know to check for ticks after you’ve been out in nature on a walk or hike, but there’s an invasive plant that you may even find in your own yard that could be keeping ticks closer to home. “You couldn’t drive down a street in Connecticut and not see barberry planted in someone’s yard,” says Alexander Amendola,...

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