Ticks should be brought to Public Health for identification. Public Health will submit blacklegged ticks for Lyme disease (bacteriological) testing.
Identification results will be supplied within 48 hours to the physician's office and client / patient if identified as a black-legged tick. It will be sent to the National Biological Laboratory for testing of Lyme disease bacteria.
Testing is for surveillance purposes only. Treatment should not be delayed pending test results.
Review the types of ticks in Niagara.
Watch a short video about how to remove ticks
Store the tick in a clear, dry container or in a double resealable plastic bag.
Step 1: Complete the online identification form
Step 2: Encourage the patient to deliver the tick to one of our Public Health Offices
For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7767 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)