See a Tick? Snap a Pic!

You can help us monitor tick population trends and tick-borne disease risks. is keeping track of tick encounters across the US, and we need all of the Tick Detectives we can get! Thousands of citizen scientists like yourself are submitting REAL data that’s helping drive tick awareness tools. Once we’ve collected some data, we’ll be posting real-time data on our website! Simply fill out the form below, upload a (clear & close-up) photo of the tick – or bring it in to our home office we’ll ID it for you for free! 

We typically reply within 24 Hours. NEED AN ID SOONER?
TXT a photo of the tick along with your LOCATION (City & State) to the Tick Safety Hotline: (703) 828-4343.

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  1. Joseph Gaiser 1 year ago

    Please get back to me asap, as my girlfriend is quite worried about the tick we found on her. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi, Joseph. Please reach out to the Tick Safety Hotline at (703) 828-4343. TXT or call anytime!

  2. William McGrath 11 months ago

    My wife was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease & I don’t think it’s a tick but she asked me to verify it isn’t. We’ve had a number of these critters in our house recently. We don’t have a dog & our cat is an indoor cat. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for reaching out. Please check your email for a reply to your ID request. 👍

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