The health department in Alberta Canada is working to determine the risk of Lyme disease in Alberta. Folks in that area should safely collect and contain any tick they find on their pets, themselves or other humans, or walking around unattached.
Follow the directions on this website for how to submit the tick to aid in the statistical survey. You don’t have to identify the type of tick. That will be determined later as part of the survey. All blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) submitted will then be tested for the bacteria that transmit Lyme disease.
This program doesn’t test humans or dogs for Lyme disease, nor does it return results about the ticks submitted. But by submitting any ticks you find, you’ll help Alberta Health determine the risk of Lyme disease in your area.
Ticks in Alaska were formerly limited to species that principally fed on small rodents and were not dangerous to dogs or humans.
So far, tick infestations of these dangerous species new to Alaska have been found in Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Juneau, North Pole, Sitka, Valdez, and Willow. Veterinarians are recommending that people in these areas check their dogs for ticks and consider tick prevention treatments.