Fairfax County Health Department offers a free tick identification service to provide you with information about the type of tick that bit you.
This service does not test ticks for disease-causing agents (e.g., Lyme disease bacteria), and staff do not provide medical advice. This identification can be useful should you need to speak to your medical provider.
The Health Department does not remove ticks. To have a tick identified, first remove the attached tick, and then choose one of the following options.