Tick 'look-alikes' sometimes fool our TickSpotters. The good news here is no tickborne disease! The bad news, in some cases, just something else scary to worry about. Usually though it turns out to be no real worry at all. Here's a collection of TickSpotters "Not A Tick" images to review. If you're in doubt, check this out before hitting that submit button to TickSpotters!
Please let us know if you do find a tick on you, a family member, or your pet, by completing the TickSpotters form. Your submission is helping to monitor tick population trends and tickborne disease risk in your area! You can use our tick identification chart for your region of the country to help determine what kind it was.