Anybody over 18 years old is welcome to join the Tick App project! This year the in-person part of the study is also available in Wisconsin. We will be focused on Eau Claire, Madison, Baraboo and Minoqua areas.

Tick Chat: We like to learn about your thoughts about ticks, tick-borne disease and what our research can do about it. 

In 2018 we hosted two tick chats in Eau Claire. Keep an eye on this page for updates on 2019.

The conversations are about one hour and limited to 10-15 people. Therefor we request you to sign up and we will confirm with you.

Backyard tick collections: Residential sampling, i.e. collecting ticks in back yards, will be done in:

  • Eau Claire – First round of sampling was completed from June 3rd to June 10th (see Leader Telegram article).
    • In and near Putnam Park
    • In and near Centennial Park
    • In and near Lowe’s Creek County Park

The three parks and 63 homes were sampled. The participants have received a summary of our findings. Keep an eye on this page in early spring to learn more about 2019 sampling.

If you live near these parks and would like to enroll in the Tick App and have your backyard sampled for ticks the next time we visit, please contact us via email (tickapp @ wisc.edu) or flag us down during our visit to your neighborhood.

Post-season: Late summer or early fall, the app will have a post-season questionnaire available and hosted a focus groups to hear your feedback on the Tick App so we can improve the experience for 2019! Any thoughts on the app, please reach out asap as we will be improving the app this fall and winter.