Submitting Ticks for Identification (Health Care Professionals)

Ticks should be brought to Public Health for identification.

Once the tick has been identified, your client will be notified by either a Public Health inspector or a registered nurse.

Review the types of ticks in Niagara.

Removing Ticks

Watch a short video about how to remove ticks

Store the tick in a clear, dry container or in a double resealable plastic bag.

Submit a Tick for Identification

Step 1: Complete the online identification form

Step 2: The patient must deliver the tick to one of our Public Health Offices for timely identification and follow-up.

Niagara Region Public Health does not receive results from ticks that are sent to the Public Health Ontario lab.


For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7767 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

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