Welcome to eTick

A public platform for image-based identification and population monitoring of ticks in Canada.

IMPORTANT: Tick identification services are currently only available to residents of NB, NL, NS, ON, QC and SK. Additional provinces will be added later.

How can I submit a tick picture for identification?

Click  here  for more information

Submissions since 2017
  • 1602 in total
  • 564  found on humans
  • 892  found on animals
  • 146  from the environment

Click  here  to view the interactive map

Submissions for 2020 season
  • 42  in total
  • 1  from New Brunswick
  • 40  from Ontario
  • 1  from Quebec

Click  here  to view the interactive map

How can I see tick records?

Click below to consult tick submissions from users.

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How can I remove a tick?

Click below to get information on how to remove a tick and recommendations following a tick bite.

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Photographic guide

Click below to quickly learn how to take good pictures of ticks with a mobile device or a digital camera.

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How can I recognize a tick?

Click below to learn how to recognize a tick.

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Legal Disclaimer

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1602

Total number of vetted ticks

564

Found on a human

892

Found on an animal

146

From the environment

How can I participate?

The electronic submission process takes less than 3 minutes by specimen.

Create an account (first visit only) by clicking on “sign up” in the top right corner of the home page.

Ensure that your specimen is really a tick (consult “How can I recognize atick” on the homepage).

Take a few pictures of the tick (consult the photographic guide on the homepage).

Enter your specimen information and upload your pictures by clicking on “submit ticks” in the top menu.

Keep your specimen for a period of at least 5 days following submission in case we need additional photos to complete the identification.

Found a tick? Get it identified by our experts!

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About eTick

A public platform for image-based identification and population monitoring of ticks in Canada.

The emergence of Lyme disease and the rapid geographical range expansion of certain tick species in Canada are important issues for public health authorities and the public in general. Following tick populations on such a large territory is also expensive and logistically challenging.

The citizen science project eTick.ca therefore invites the public to participate in the monitoring of ticks in Canada by submitting tick photos on eTick.ca for identification by a professional. The identification results, combined with other data such as collection date and locality can then be consulted and mapped so that all users may visualize the information related to any/all species for any given year and/or geographical area.

Access to eTick.ca is free and it is not necessary to contribute data in order to consult the database.

Coming soon: the eTick application

This upcoming fall, you will be able to download the new eTick application for free. Submission of tick pictures and location data will now be faster from your phone or tablet, while still giving you access to all features currently present on our website. Stay tuned!

Interactive map

All tick records submitted by eTick users automatically appear in real time on an interactive map. On this map you can examine the pictures and submission details from a specific record or consult a set of records by filtering submissions by geographical area, tick species, date, or host type.

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eTick 2020