How does the Tick App work?
The Tick App has two interactive features: the Tick Diary and Report-a-Tick sections. By using them, you can help us identify risk factors and prevention strategies to reduce people’s exposure to ticks.
You can also look up information on how to remove and identify a tick at any time, and learn more about ticks!
This is the first launch of the app. The app will be updated throughout the season with bug fixes and other details. We have plans for its expansion so it will be more interactive and hopefully can for fill a better role in tick bite prevention next year. Feel free to email your suggestions (tick app @ wisc.edu).
Android Tip: If you are in a remote location (or there is a pour internet connection for another reason) the app pages might be loading slow. If you want to access the information as soon as possible you can turn on airplane mode and access the pages offline.
How can I participate?
Fill in the Tick Diary:
Report a Tick:
How to use the Tick Diary?
1- A Tick Diary entry is very short and we ask if:
2- Each day you can only complete one entry in your Tick Diary
The top of the diary screen will tell you the day the dairy relates to.
How to stop and start location services?
Your location can be tracked at any time if you allow the app access to your location services. For our research we are primarily interested in your whereabouts during the time you fill in the tick diary.
To turn location services on or off:
All your information will be kept on secure servers.
How to Report-a-Tick?
1- In the Report a Tick section you will find a short form and we ask:
2- You can report it at any time and as many as you find. You need to complete a new report for each tick you find.
3- You will receive a unique tick ID number for each reported tick. With that information:
How do I contact the Tick App Team? If you have any questions or suggestions please email tickapp @ wisc.edu.