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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases: Found a Tick. Now What? How to Identify a Tick

Tick Identification

If you find a tick, there are may be options for identification: Check your county's cooperative extension office or mosquito control agency for assistance regarding Tick ID. 

Lone Star Ticks in New Jersey: Risk, Ecology, and Prevention--  from Rutgers University, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Longhorned (and Other) Ticks in New Jersey -- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Longhorned Tick: What You Need to Know -- from the New Jersey Department of Health.

There is an online tool from the University of Rhode Island that you may use to try to ID the tick yourself. The Tick Encounter site also has an abundance of useful tick information.

TickSpotters -- upload a photo of your tick, answers a few questions about your tick encounter, receive an email reply, usually within 24 hours. (Credit: Tick Encounter, the University of Rhode Island.)

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