Tick identification

Asked April 12, 2019, 9:59 PM EDT

This tick was found on my daughter. Can you help me identify the type? https://photos.app.goo.gl/7nCuvcS4n5N7pUo3A

Lenawee County Michigan

1 Response

Tick identification is best provided by your local county health department or the MSU Diagnostic Laboratory (pestid.msu.edu). You can call them at (517) 432-0988 or email them at pestid@msu.edu. The MI Dept of Health and Human Services will test live ticks for lyme disease. See the following MDHHS document on this topic and how and where to submit samples: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/emergingdiseases/Tick_testing_flow_chart_227376_7.pdf