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 Tick Identification

Three ticks, two adult ticks are light brown and dark brown with 8 legs each. A third immature tick is much smaller (only the size of the head of an adult tick) and light brown/yellow colored.
Photo courtesy of the California Department of Public Health.

If you've found a tick on yourself or your pet and want to have it identified, you can submit a service request or stop by our office (Mon-Fri, 8-4:30) to arrange for the tick identification.

For ticks found biting people, if you want a tick tested, check with the San Mateo County Public Health Laboratory to see if they are currently offering tick testing.



Page last reviewed: November 20, 2023

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