Tick Identification & Outreach

PHDM offers assistance in tick identification and information. Tick submitting kits are also available from PHDM for identification and testing for Lyme disease. TICK MUST BE ALIVE TO TEST FOR LYME DISEASE. Keep ticks in a sealed container with a small piece of damp paper towel.  Only blacklegged ticks will be tested for lyme disease as this is the only species of tick that carries the disease. Visit the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) website for more information on ticks.