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
Deer and elk

Deer and elk

Cows
Cows

Cows

Dogs
Dogs

Dogs

Coyotes
Coyotes

Coyotes

Horses
Horses

Horses

Opossum
Opossum

Opossum

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.

Shaded pasture
Shaded pasture

Shaded pasture

Woody creek
Woody creek

Woody creek

Wooded areas
Wooded areas

Wooded areas

Open pasture
Open pasture

Open pasture