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Have you found a tick?

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As temperatures rise above zero, it is important for campers, who spend time in nature, to be informed about the presence of ticks in their environment and the associated risks. Here there's an infographic showing the steps to follow when finding a tick, including safe removal of a tick after a bite. 

Visit eTick.ca to find out more about how to recognize a tick, how to remove it safely after a bite and how to send us a tick picture for quick identification by one of our experts. Our quick identification service is free, and allows you to know if you were bitten by a tick specie that may carry the Lyme disease-causing bacteria. Subsequently, the identified tick will appear as a dot on a virtual distribution map, thereby helping visualize the spread of tick populations in the province. By submitting a tick photo, you are actively participating in the mapping of tick populations in Quebec, as well as monitoring the arrival of new species.

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