Protect Yourself from Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Submit a tick specimen to the Tick Lab for identification or disease testing.  Learn more about the tick species found in Maine and explore the ways you can prevent tick bites.

View Our 2020 Annual Report on Tick Submissions in Maine (PDF)


The Tick Lab is part of the Pest Management Unit within the new Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Effective Wednesday, June 30, 2021:

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  • Per University of Maine guidelines, face coverings continue to be required at all times when indoors on University or non-University property, in University administered facilities, or non-University administered facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • UMaine Extension is gradually returning to normal operations. Buildings and offices may have different protocols depending on staffing and, with that, we encourage you to call ahead.

Contact the UMaine Extension Tick Lab at 207.581.3880 or 800.287.0279 (in Maine) or email tickid@maine.edu.


UMaine Extension expects to be fully open and returned to normal by the end of August 2021.





The Tick Lab is part of the Pest Management Unit within the new Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM