Tick Identification

If you have found a tick on yourself or your pet and want to have it identified, please take the following steps to preserve your specimen for identification:

  • Do not kill the tick
  • Put the live tick in a plastic bag or container with a piece of moist paper towel to provide humidity
  • Write down the location (street address, park name, or trail name) where you think you got the tick
  • if the tick was attached to your skin, note approximately how long it was attached