August 20, 2019: We have found established populations of deer ticks in every Wisconsin county except for Dodge, Kenosha, and Winnebago. If you know of a location in those counties where you or your pets have picked up deer ticks, please let us know.
June 21, 2019: We've added 5 Wisconsin Counties to the "confirmed" populations of deer ticks. These are Pierce, Pepin, Waushara, Wood and Lafayette. Check out the map on the tab for tick information.
June 18, 2019: Early results from trials of a lawn treatment that works for grub control suggests that it will also reduce deer ticks in the lawn, which can occur when the lawn borders a wooded area.
June 7, 2019: We sampled in Eau Claire and in Sauk County this week to see whether our do-it-yourself tick control spray is working. Next week we'll be up around Medford in Taylor County and back in Sauk County. Lots of reports of wood tick activity and plenty of deer ticks in our samples.
June 5, 2019: Reports to the tick identification service and the Tick App suggest that gardening can bring you into contact with deer ticks. Be sure to do a careful check after weeding your vegetables or wandering by the hostas.
May 31, 2019: We are picking up lots of nymphs of the deer tick at a number of locations throughout Wisconsin. Sign up for the Tick App to get reminders to do your tick checks.
May 17, 2019: The Wisconsin Tick Team may be in your area! We are collecting deer ticks around the state and testing methods to get rid of them in two neighborhoods.
May 1, 2019: Many adult deer ticks and wood ticks are active now. Nymphs will become more active over the next month.
April 2019: UWMEL staff picked up almost 34 adult deer ticks over the Easter weekend.
April 2019: Check out the great advice for individuals and communities at the University of Rhode Island's TickEncounter website. Be TickSmart!
Page over to check out the Tick App, our new tool for providing mobile information about ticks, Lyme Disease, and other tick-borne diseases. Get your ticks identified and learn about the activity of ticks in your county. Fill out tick diaries to keep track of your exposures and participate in a citizen science tick research project!