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New Tick Reporting System

Surveillance using eTick Researchers at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Que., created the eTick system. This online tool provides members of the public with timely information about the tick species that bit them and the risk of exposure to tick-borne diseases. The eTick system will be available to Saskatchewan residents as of April 1, 2020.   The online passive surveillance program works as follows:   As of April 1 2020, take a photo of the tick that bit you or your pet and submit these digital images using the online eTick system   Please keep your tick in case we ask you to submit it by mail. You can euthanize the tick by placing it in the freezer for 24 hours.As part of the submission process, give relevant information such as where in Saskatchewan you encountered the tick.Once USask researchers receive your online submission, a team member will let you know the tick species that bit you.For purpose of quality control or if the tick species is one of medical concern (e.g. blacklegged tick), we will ask you to submit the tick by mail so we can confirm its species identity