Tick & Lyme Disease Information


Now what?  First - Save your tick!  Second, send a photo of your tick to the URI TickSpotters Program. They will identify the tick, determine how long it has been attached, and give you a ‘riskiness assessment’. Based on that information, you may chose to have your tick tested via the UMass TickReport Program. Tick testing typically costs $50/tick, but Norwell residents enter the code:TSTA2 to receive the discounted rate of $20/tick for being a TickSmart Town with URI. Even if you chose not to test your tick right now, save your tick. Should you develop any tick-borne illness symptoms a month from now, or even a year from now, you’ll want to know if that tick carried diseases.

Tick & Lyme Disease General Information

All about Ticks and More - Tick Encounter Resource Center / University of Rhode Island
A great resource about Ticks & Prevention - Cape Cod Cooperative Extension / County of Barnstable
Can I have a tick tested for disease causing microbes? - Tick-Borne Disease Network / UMass Amherst