TERC can help you identify your tick if you attach a picture. (If you'd like to send us multiple pictures, please make one submission and respond to our follow-up email with additional images. This helps avoid duplicate entries. Thank you!).
If you don't know what kind of tick it is, attach a picture of the tick and TickEncounter will try to help you identify your tick.
Larva are the size of a grain of salt and have 6 legs. Nymphs and adult ticks have 8 legs.
If you encountered your tick in Canada or Mexico, choose the appropriate country from the State/Country drop-down and then select the corresponding Province or State below.
Please provide the zip code (five number) where you encountered the tick (or best estimate).
Please check to make sure your email address is correct.