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. We will be hosting conversations about ticks and the Tick App project in:
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:
The three parks and 63 homes were sampled. When the tick field work is over early-mid July will confirm the identity of the ticks under a microscope. After the identification is complete we will write a short report and share it with the participants.
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 we will be hosting focus groups to hear your feedback on the Tick App so we can improve the experience for 2019!