Ticks can be present in every region across Canada

Geographic expansion.

Ticks can be present in every region across Canada.

Blacklegged ticks are rapidly expanding into many areas of Canada. This ongoing expansion has resulted in an increased risk by tick-borne diseases, such as Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Ongoing surveillance work is being done to closely monitor the locations where blacklegged ticks have established and new areas where they are being found.


Watch the rapid expansion and see if you may be in a risk area for blacklegged ticks.

Have you found a tick on your pet? Researchers want to know.

Contact your veterinarian for more information on tick prevention and awareness.

They can also help set up a tick control program
for your pet.