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CDC's Tick identification chart illustrates the size and appearance of theBlacklegged Tick, Lone Star Tick and Dog Tick at larval, nymph and adult stages.

CDC’s Tick identification chart illustrates the size and appearance of the Blacklegged Tick, Lone Star Tick* and Dog Tick at larval, nymph and adult stages.

Fact Sheet: Biology and Management of Ticks in New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
The UNH Cooperative Extension provides research-based information and education to NH residents including ticks and tick-borne diseases.

tickencounter.org
University of Rhode Island (URI)
The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tick-borne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action. TickEncounter now partners with UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology and their TickReport.com to offer reliable, high quality tick testing with the lowest cost and fastest turn-around time in the industry.

Tick Identification Chart
University of Rhode Island (URI)
Most ticks go through four life stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph, and adult. After hatching from the eggs, ticks must eat blood at every stage to survive. Ticks that require this many hosts can take up to 3 years to complete their full life cycle, and most will die because they don’t find a host for their next feeding.

Blacklegged Tick (Deer Tick) Lifecycle Chart
University of Rhode Island (URI)
This diagram shows the life cycle of blacklegged ticks that can transmit anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Lyme disease.

UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology
University of Massachusetts (UMass)
Use the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology’s website, TickReport.com, for reliable, high quality tick testing with the lowest cost and fastest turn-around time in the industry.

TickID: Know them. Prevent them.
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
Don’t miss a tick – Identification reference card for the life stages of the Blacklegged Tick.

ticknology.org
Ticknology’s team strives to provide reliable, accurate and timely information to persons at risk from tick bites. Their test offers the Universal Pathogen Screen (9 pathogens).

ticktests.com
ECO Laboratory’s goal is to provide accurate and timely tick test results indicating the existence of a wide range of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease. ECO tests offer the Universal Pathogen Screen (5 pathogens).

*As of Summer 2018, the Lone Star tick has not been confirmed as established in New Hampshire. NH DPHS has received anecdotal reports of these ticks being found but no ticks have been confirmed as the Lone Star tick. It is possible for wildlife to bring these ticks into New Hampshire as they move across state borders. If you think you have found one of these ticks in New Hampshire, please submit the tick for identification by entomologist at the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food offers free tick identification to New Hampshire residents. The intent is to monitor the distribution of tick species in NH. To submit your sample, complete the Tick Submission Form and mail the tick and form as described. Ticks submitted will not be tested for disease-causing pathogens.

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