Tick and Lyme Disease Information

Ticks may carry diseases that cause illness in humans and animals. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) provides tick identification at no charge to Michigan citizens. Ticks that are submitted and identified as blacklegged ticks (formerly deer tick) and are alive will be forwarded to the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories for Lyme disease screening at no cost. Ticks that are dead when they are received or are from animals (dog, cat, horse) will not be tested. Ticks may also be identified electronically by submitting photos.