May 21,

Submit a Tick

Submit a Tick

A tick can be submitted to the health unit Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm. Peterborough Public Health is located at 185 King Street, Peterborough, ON.

When bringing a tick to Peterborough Public Health, please be aware that only ticks found on humans will be submitted for identification and testing.  Any ticks found on pets or other animals can be taken to a veterinarian.

Once a tick has been removed from a person’s body, we ask that you place the tick in sealed container or ziplock bag and bring into the health unit as soon as you can.

When submitting a tick you will need to provide the following information:

  • full name (including middle initial) and date of birth of the person to whom the tick was attached;
  • location on the body where the tick was found;
  • approximate length of time the tick was attached;
  • where the tick was acquired, along with recent travel history;

For more information on tick submission or general inquires about ticks please contact the Vector Borne Disease Program at Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000.

Last modified on Jul 08, 2016

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