#EOAS in the News: Bat Ticks Discovered in NJ for the First Time

94.3 The Point reports on Rutgers research on the newly discovered bat tick’s presence in New Jersey and quotes EOAS faculty member Dina Fonseca and doctoral student James Occi.

In this interview with 94.3 The Point, #EOAS faculty member Dina Fonseca and Rutgers Ph.D. student James Occi explain that they have found ticks that prey on bats in New Jersey, specifically in Mercer and Sussex counties.

In this interview, Fonseca and Occi explain that people who have had bats removed from indoors should be aware that without the bats as hosts, the ticks will look for new food sources and are thus potentially dangerous to people, pets, and livestock.

Listen to the full interview here.