Monroe residents may bring ticks to the Monroe Health Department to be identified and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. There is a $5 fee (cash or check) for the identification and mailing costs. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 am -4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.
To help facilitate the identification and testing please bring this completed form with you and place the tick in a Ziploc bag (ticks on tape, glue, alcohol, etc. cannot be tested).
Residents who bring in ticks have the opportunity to participate in a tick bite prevention study if they choose.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are the ticks tested for?
Ticks are tested for the agents that cause Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis.
- How long does this process take?
Turnaround time for results varies between 2 and 6 weeks, depending on the season. Please note, all ticks will be identified by the Monroe Health Department but only ticks that were found on humans will be sent for testing.
- How do I remove a tick safely?
For more information about how to safely remove a tick, check here.
- What is Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis?
For more information about diseases that ticks carry in Connecticut, check here.
For more information about the CT tick testing program, check here.