Get TickSmart! Most cases of Lyme disease are transmitted from May through July, when nymphal-stage blacklegged ticks are active.

SPRING & SUMMER GUIDE

SPRING & SUMMER GUIDE

Get TickSmart! Most cases of Lyme disease are transmitted from May through July, when nymphal-stage blacklegged ticks are active.

Got Ticks? Get Information!

Bitten by a tick? Here’s what to do.

"I've removed a biting tick, now what!?" Follow the 4-step TickSpotter approach:

SAVE

You've just found or removed a tick from yourself or a pet. Your first thought is to flush it down the toilet or cause untold carnage upon it. STOP! SAVE your tick! It's the first step towards peace of mind. Next step, TAKE A PICTURE.

TAKE A PICTURE

TAKE A PICTURE of your tick and SUBMIT it to TickEncounter.org TickSpotters program. If you're having trouble identifying your tick TickEncounter is there to help. Make sure you check out their Tick Identification Guide and learn what to look for. Next step, IDENTIFY your tick.

IDENTIFY

Identifying your tick correctly is crucial. There are different life stages and different species of ticks, each with varying risk of carrying tickborne disease. Use the TickEncounter.org Tick Identification Chart  to IDENTIFY your SAVED tick. Next step, SUBMIT your tick.

SUBMIT

TickSpotters SUBMIT their tick picture, along with the date the tick was found. This information feeds into the TickEncounter.org Current Tick Activity app that helps drive tick awareness. You also may want to SUBMIT your tick to the tick testing lab TickReport.com. They will determine if the tick is carrying a tickborne disease.

Certain hyperlinks will bring you to specific pages on the University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center web site (TickEncounter.org). Once there, you can read more about each topic and in some cases, watch videos or use an interactive TERC application. Just hit the back button to return.

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