Tick Awareness Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 ways to avoid ticks Ticks And Lyme Disease: 3 Factors Determine Risk Of InfectionEditor’s note: This story was updated on July 25 to include additional information about the length of time a tick must be attached to transmit Lyme disease bacteria. So you’ve found a tick, and it’s sucking your blood. After an initial wave of revulsion, you carefully remove it with a pair of tweezers. Invasive tick discovered in central Pa. brings risks for livestock, peopleAn invasive species of tick native to east Asia that poses the greatest risk to livestock was discovered in Centre County, state officials said Tuesday. Many scientists believed it was only a matter of time before the longhorned tick would be found in Pennsylvania. Invasive, dangerous exotic tick species spotted in PennsylvaniaHide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT WE TOLD YOU FIRST THAT IT WAS IN THE U.S., WHICH WAS SCARY ENOUGH. NOW AN EXOTIC TICK HAS BEEN SPOTTED CLOSE TO HOME IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE NATIONAL VETERINARY SERVICES LAB HAS CONFIRMED THE ASIAN LONG-HORNED-TICK WAS FOUND ON WILD DEER IN CENTRE COUNTY. Taking The Battle Against Lyme Disease Ticks To The BackyardScientists have tried all sorts of strategies for stopping the blacklegged tick, the carrier of Lyme disease, from biting us. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year, primarily in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Worried About Lyme Disease? Find Out If You’re At RiskThere are two reasons I don’t like camping. First, I don’t enjoy sleeping on the ground. Second, I have a fear of ticks. This phobia of mine is not altogether irrational, since certain ticks are known to carry Lyme disease, an infection caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick.