March 3, 2020: Warmer temperatures mean that adult deer ticks are now active. Be sure to start tick checks whenever you have been outside.
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.
Are you in Wisconsin? Do you own a pet? You can help UW-Madison researchers with their tick research. Check out the research study and join here http://bit.ly/PetsAndTicks.
Page over to check out the Tick App, our 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!