Lone Star Tick

Asked July 14, 2020, 10:05 AM EDT

Hello I found a Lone Star Tick, I believe it has been on for 4 days. Would have picked it up at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. What should I do: Test the tick to see if it is a carrier? Where to send it? Any test I should tack, meds I should take? Ann

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

We recommend that you contact your medical physician for the best way to proceed.
Here is our page on ticks. You will find information on where to get a tick identified and tested. The diagnostic lab at UMASS Amherst identifies ticks and tests for the most common pathogens based on tick species. Contact them to make sure they are open due to covid-19. Also see additional resources at the bottom of the page.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/ticks-maryland

Marian