Center for Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases (CZVBD)

Tick Identification  

Tick Identification is available through the University of Maryland.

Instructions for submitting the tick(s) for identification. 

  1. Use a piece of masking tape to suspend/trap the tick.
  2. Wrap the tick - suspended in masking tape - in a damp paper towel.
  3. The damp paper towel and tick should then be placed in a plastic bag and sealed.
  4. Mail the bag containing the tick, along with the identification form and a self-addressed envelope to :
Dr. Megan Fritz,
University of Maryland
4291 Field House Drive, Plant Sciences Bldg. Rm. 4112
College Park, MD  20742
 
​A letter with the identification of the tick(s) submitted will be returned to you.