N.J. scientists hope they stopped a tick invasion. But Spring will tell.

Longhorn tick

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – It was an unusual sight. Last August, a woman walked into the Hunterdon County health office with thousands of ticks clinging to her clothing.

The tick attack occurred as the farmer tried to shear a sheep, unaware the animal was infested. But it was not just the sheer volume of ticks that concerned health officials, but the fact that they could not identify the species of the tick …

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