May, 2022: Colleagues in Michigan are reporting a lot of nymphal blacklegged deer ticks. It's time to do those tick checks and use your repellents if you are going to be in tick-y areas.
May, 2022: It's National Lyme Disease Awareness month. Be sure to know the symptoms of tick-transmitted diseases like Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis. If you find a tick feeding on you, send a photo to UWMEL or the Tick App for identification. Or put it in a plastic bag or old medicine container and freeze it so you can show your doctor if you develop any symptoms..
April, 2022: Ticks make it through Wisconsin winters just fine and are now starting to be more active. Be sure to protect yourself and your pets.
March, 2022: Warmer temperatures mean that adult blacklegged deer ticks are now active. We collected our first blacklegged deer ticks on March 16 in a Madison natural area. Be sure to start tick checks whenever you have been outside.
2021: We documented the presence of blacklegged deer tick populations in every county in Wisconsin except for Winnebago. If you know of a location in Winnebago County where you or a pet have picked up deer ticks, please let us know.
FOR 2022: We are excited to expand the Tick App to provide reminders about prevention strategies! The Tick App is a smartphone application to study human behavior, tick exposure and the risk of Lyme disease by collecting data through simple surveys with a citizen science approach.