1. You found a tick. Now what?
It’s important to start by removing the tick. Then, place it in a sealed container so that you can submit it for testing. Visit canada.ca and click “Removing and submitting ticks for testing” to find instructions on what you need to do before contacting your local public health unit. Testing won’t help with your own diagnosis, but it will inform surveillance of where ticks and Lyme disease are spreading.