Arbovirus Disease (Mosquitoes and Ticks)

Ticks

Please go to Tickspotters.org to view picture of Ticks and be able to send a picture of your tick to have it identified.

Ticks are carriers of several diseases for humans and pets in Northeast Ohio, which include:

If you locate a Tick which has burrowed into your skin, remove the tick with tweezers, clean area with alcohol or soap and water, wash your hands, flush tick or put in baggie and put into trash. You can take a picture of tick and send to Tickspotters.org.  If you get a skin rash, fever or feel ill within the next couple weeks, see your health care provider.  Early treatment is key to not developing complications.

If your tick is too small or you can’t get a clear picture, you can also submit the tick directly. Please select Tick Identification/Testing, follow the directions, complete the form and submit the specimen to the address listed.

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If your tick is too small or you can’t get a clear picture of it, you can also submit the tick directly. Please select Tick Identification/Testing and follow the directions, complete the form and submit the specimen to the address listed.