Northwest Territories residents can now use the eTick app or website to submit ticks for quick identification, free of charge. The surveillance program helps to monitor the types and distribution of ticks across Canada, and to assess the risk of acquiring tick-borne diseases within the Northwest Territories.
Although ticks are currently rare in the north, this situation may change rapidly due to climate change.
If you've found a tick, you can submit a your picture through the eTick app, or on eTick.ca, to receive a free, quick species identification by our experts.
For more information, visit the eTick website.