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Old 05-28-2019, 10:32 AM   #1
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NH friends and vacationers to New Hampshire- Please save and send any ticks found for this important NH study!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SENDING TICKS

After proper removal of tick, place it in sealed bag/container or in tape. Provide answers to the following questionnaire. Either drop off the tick and information at the designated drop boxes or mail the tick in an envelope to the Tick Collection address.

Date tick was found.
Location tick was found. (Street or GIS coordinates)
Activity during tick discovery. (Hiking, jogging, etc.)
On whom tick was found. (Human or pet)
Whether tick was biting or crawling.
If biting, where on person/pet tick was found. If biting a human, what age is the individual.

Mail ticks to:

Dr. Kaitlyn Morse
Tick Collection
PO Box 183
Ashland, NH 03217

https://www.bebop-labs.com/sendticks

My son tells me that they can be saved and mailed all at once.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:56 AM   #2
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Does it matter if the Tick is dead, alive or in pieces?

I get several each summer.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:37 AM   #3
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Does the post office care to know about this?
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:01 PM   #4
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I think a dead tick is good to send. Encased in tape, or in a bag.

My response from asking about whether they let us know if we send in a disease carrying tick, as well as, does the tick need to be whole, and can they be sent together at the end of the year:

We only test in bulk right now. We do get back to people if we are provided the information. One of my goals is to build an interactive map and a database so people can look up their ticks online. To answer the second question, we will take a tick that is in pieces, we will determine if we can identify tick. If we can't, we will just discard it. For your last question, yes, you can save the ticks and send in bulk. We just have to make sure the ticks are dated, provided with a location on the person or pet, and where geographically found. Some people will tape the tick to a piece of paper and write the information next to the tick.
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That sounds better, your previous instructions didn't mention anything about being sure that the tick was dead before placing it in an envelope.
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To be clear, if contact information is sent with the tick, the office will be able to confirm whether the tick was disease-carrying or not and contact the individual with this information...?
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That sounds better, your previous instructions didn't mention anything about being sure that the tick was dead before placing it in an envelope. :
Thanks for clearing that up.

I was about to mail in a tick, and it was looking a bit nervous.

As you know, there's nothing worse than a nervous tick!
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That sounds better, your previous instructions didn't mention anything about being sure that the tick was dead before placing it in an envelope.
My tick was alive, but encased in tape. Looks dead now.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:06 AM   #9
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To be clear, if contact information is sent with the tick, the office will be able to confirm whether the tick was disease-carrying or not and contact the individual with this information...?
That is my understanding. Be sure to include your contact information - e-mail, mailing address, phone. Not sure which they’d use.
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This article has some more information:

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...2537d858d.html
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My doctor told me not to bother after she pulled one from behind my knee. Said the results weren't worth the effort. Gave me a shot for prophylaxis reasons and wrote me up to get a blood-test 4-6 weeks later to check for Lyme disease. Before that period you can't tell.

Results came back in the clear.
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I have sent two ticks to a lab in Amherst, MA. For $50 they will test the tick for 23 pathogens including Lymes. https://www.tickreport.com/
Worth the peace of mind.
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