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This tick bites, clones itself and lays 2,000 eggs

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • The Asian longhorned tick, first found in the U.S. in 2010, is now established in 11 states along the East Coast. The female is capable of laying 2,000 eggs without mating and an infestation may kill livestock from the blood loss


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