Do you have eTick?

Do you have eTick?


Ticky-Tick, it is the month of coming out for ticks! From April to November, these little arthropods will come for you. From adventurous people to dog walkers, ticks will judge no one for their next meal.

In North America, there are dozens of species of ticks most of which are rarely encountered by humans. The species inhabiting areas frequented the most by humans are the blacklegged tick, the Western blacklegged tick, the American dog tick, the lone star tick, and the brown dog tick. Many tick species carry pathogens but not all of them can carry pathogens that can cause disease in humans and domestic animals. But how can you determine which ones do?

What is eTick?
eTick is an identification tool developed at Bishops University by Dr. Jade Savage, professor in the department of biology& biochemistry. eTick can rapidly identify the ticks you encounter and provide information on the health risks they pose. Once identified, your contribution will immediately appear on our interactive map. By using this specific tick identification tool, not only will you get a personalized service for the tick you submit but you will also be contributing to public health surveillance and investigation of ticks in your area.

Where can we download eTick?
By downloading the free eTick app for iOS and Android, become part of the surveillance team! You can also click here to go directly on the website.

etick QR Code

Who works for eTick?
While the platform is housed at Bishop’s University under the management of Dr. Savage, the eTick team includes collaborators at five other Universities, each one overseeing the activities of a regional team of tick identifiers. Dr Savage and Jérémie Bouffard (eTick project coordinator) coordinate eTick activities (including training for all regional teams) and supervise all QC personnel. In any given year, over 10 students and research professionals are employed as eTick regional identifiers in Canada. For the QC team, eTick prioritizes BU students whenever possible.

etick team


Joannie St-Germain M.Sc.