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Can you properly identify what type of tick I found on my 3 year old #387638

Asked March 06, 2017, 12:32 PM EST

Can you properly identify what type of tick I found on my 3 year old or at least your "BEST guess" from a cellphone picture? I have the actual tick still in my freezer if that too would be helpful? I work in Montgomery County, but travel through Frederick County, MD re: locations. The picture with the fingers in it, was right after removal, the other was after it had been frozen overnight.

Montgomery County Maryland

Expert Response

We can't really tell from your photo, however take a look at this tick page from our website: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/deer-black-legged-and-wood-ticks
It gives information and photos about the ticks found in our area, and also links to other resources that can identify it for you, or even test it for pathogens if necessary.

cm
I completely understand. In your best opinion, if you had to decide, what would be your initial analysis?
The Question Asker Replied March 06, 2017, 1:15 PM EST
The tick looks like a deer tick nymph. You can send the tick to the University of Massachusetts for ID and testing for diseases. http://www.tickdiseases.org/tick-testing/
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