Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk Develops New Tick Identification APP, Now Available for Free Download
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk has developed a new tick identification APP called TickClick—the APP is free and ready to download!
See a tick but not sure what type it is—or if it’s even a tick?—or if there are any associated health risks? TickClick provides pictures of various types of ticks and offers information on safe removal and destruction, health concerns, ways to avoid ticks, and information and precautions for pets.
TickClick also provides a chart of the most common tick borne diseases and lists which type of ticks can transmit each disease. Plus, the app lists some of the common symptoms for each disease including Lyme, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and others.
Our APP provides information on tick prevention and bite care, tick myths, and repellents. Images of various types of deer, dog and lone star ticks in different stages of life are included. Information is included on developing natural tick control in your landscape and ways to flag for ticks to determine whether your property is a high risk area.
The app was developed as part of an $8,000 grant awarded to Cornell’s Agricultural Program from the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
For additional information on TickClick contact Tamson Yeh, Cornell Pest Management Specialist at 727-7850, ext. 240.