Thursday, 4 June 2020

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Reminder - When enjoying the outdoors and performing field scouting, also watch for ticks!  Blacklegged (deer) ticks are important because they can carry Lyme Disease.  Continued surveillance activities conducted by Health Canada and the provinces remain important and you can help by identifying / removing / submitting your ticks!

Follow the links to learn more and to submit ticks if you live in British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntario, or Quebec.

Provincial and territorial information related to Lyme disease is available from the following provinces:
• Alberta
• British Columbia
• Manitoba
• Northwest Territories
• Ontario
• Quebec
• Saskatchewan

In Canada, Lyme disease risk areas exist.  Access this webpage for a full list and view Health Canada's map (Fig. 1).
Figure 1. Screenshot of Health Canada's map of Lyme disease endemic and risk areas in Canada (retrieved 28May2020).