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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.

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.)

UCNJ LibGuides at Union College