HOSTS & HABITATS
Thus far, Asian longhorned ticks were collected from 7 different mammal species and 3 avian species in North America.
The list of hosts include humans, livestock (sheep, goats, horses, cattle, chickens), companion animals (dogs and cats), and wildlife (elk, white-tailed deer, opossums, raccoons, coyotes, red and gray foxes, striped skunk, eastern cottontail rabbits, groundhogs, goose, and hawk.
In 2019, our Tennessee team collected ALTs from canines, cattle, and deer.
Deer and elk
According to reports and our Tennessee data, ALTs are collected in forest and grassland environments described as humid environments between 68-86F where animals may rest or nest.