Ticks

 

Ticks

Many tick species have been found in Grey and Bruce Counties, including: Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged tick), Ixodes cookei (groundhog tick), Ixodes marxii (squirrel tick), and Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick). For information on tick species, please see: Tick Encounter.

Tick Encounter: University of Rhodes Island: Tick Bites F.A.Q.s

Public Health Agency of Canada: Enjoy the Outdoors Without a Tick: Learn how to identify a blacklegged tick, prevention tips, what to do if bitten, and more.

Video: How to remove a tick

 

  • Government of Canada: Learn about Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms, risks, treatment and prevention. Also find information on surveillance and guidance for health professionals.
  • Public Health Ontario: Learn about data and analysis, guidance and best practice, laboratory testing, and more. 
  • Public Health Ontario: Blacklegged tick life cycle.
  • For additional information, please see Lyme Disease.

eTick is a public platform that provides identification results based on pictures you submit. A free mobile application is available to simplify submissions.

  • Tick Encounter Resource Centre: Information on tick species, tick habitat, tick identification, etc.
  • eTick: A public platform for image- based identification and population monitoring of ticks in Canada

 

Videos

Please contact your veterinarian if you are concerned about your animals’ health.

Pets and Ticks: Ticks 101, Tick Maps, Research Updates, Tick Tracker, and more.

 

 

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