Cattle Fever Ticks: Outbreaks Driven by Unique Landscape, Exotic Antelope
In South Texas, the unique landscape of the coastal plain and the presence of nilgai, an antelope species native to India, combine to drive a recent cattle fever tick resurgence.
How Ticks Hide in Plain Sight From Predatory Fire Ants
Though tick populations tend to decrease in areas where predatory ants are present, a new study reveals that it's not because the ants prey on the ticks. In fact, predatory ants such as fire ants ignore ticks completely.
Organic Dust Takes a Bite Out of Ticks
Researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service find promising results using clay and silicate dusts to combat lone star ticks. They hope the dusts could be a useful tool against tick species that transmit deadly pathogens to livestock.
Natural Compound Deters Lone Star Tick Larvae
A naturally occurring botanical compound found in anise, fennel, vanilla, and cranberries might be effective in deterring the larval stage of the lone star tick