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Tick Identification Lab

technician holding a vial of ticks; photo by Edwin RemsbergWith 14 different tick species found in Maine, identification can be difficult. We offer a fast, accurate tick identification resource to get your tick identified as soon as possible.

The Tick ID Lab does not currently test tick specimens for diseases.

This past November, Maine voters approved a bond referendum that will enable the building of a new lab for in-state disease testing of tick specimens. Visit the following site to explore the ways this new Animal/Plant Disease and Insect Control Laboratory will benefit Maine: extension.umaine.edu/newlab/

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