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Submitting a tick for Identification

Submit a Tick for Testing

If you think the tick is blacklegged or you cannot identify the tick, it can be submitted in clear, dry containers or double Ziploc bags to one of the following locations from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for testing:

City Address Phone Number
Thorold / St. Catharines 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way 905-688-8248
Fort Erie 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 905-871-6513
Niagara Falls 5710 Kitchener St. 905-356-1538
Welland 200 Division St. 905-735-5697
Beamsville (Lincoln) 4800 South Service Rd. 905-563-8205


Ticks will be identified by Public Health staff within two working days. If a blacklegged tick is identified, staff will consult with you on next steps.

**There is no cost for tick identification and testing. 

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