The District provides tick identification services. Simply bring in or mail the tick to the District in a sealed Ziploc plastic bag or plastic vial with a slightly moist cotton ball.
District biologists will identify the tick free of charge. As of April 1, 2010, the District no longer tests ticks for Lyme disease that are brought in by the public. Lyme disease testing is conducted for surveillance purposes only. A list of local laboratories that will conduct Lyme disease testing can be found by clicking here.