Tick Safety

Prevent bites!

Prevent ticks in your backyard.

When you find a tick attached, remove it immediately.

Here are some frequently asked questions. More questions, send them to us (tickapp @ wisc.edu) and we will try to add them.


What to do with your tick?

  • Kill it and get rid of it. Be aware ticks float thus flushing them down the toilet or sink might not be successful in one go.
  • Send a picture of the tick or the tick in for identification. Or, if you desire, you can submit it for pathogen testing. (Tick identification and testing services)