November 1, 2019: We heard a report of a large number of deer ticks on a dog during a hunting trip in central Wisconsin. Always interested in learning about unusually high numbers at specific locations for this tick.
October 31, 2019: Happy Halloween! In 2019, we documented established populations of the deer tick in every Wisconsin County except for Dodge and Winnebago. In those two counties, we found a very low number. Any forested locations could be a source of deer ticks and Lyme Disease.
August 20, 2019: We have found established populations of deer ticks in every Wisconsin county except for Dodge, Kenosha, and Winnebago. If you know of a location in those counties where you or your pets have picked up deer ticks, please let us know.
Page over to check out the Tick App, our new tool for providing mobile information about ticks, Lyme Disease, and other tick-borne diseases. Get your ticks identified and learn about the activity of ticks in your county. Fill out tick diaries to keep track of your exposures and participate in a citizen science tick research project!