Tick check poster: Top 10 tick hiding spots on your body
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: July 2019
Tick checks are one of the ways you can prevent Lyme disease and other infections spread by ticks. Check your entire body, especially:
- head and hair
- in and around the ears
- under the arms
- back (use a mirror or ask for help)
- belly button
- around the groin
- behind the knees
- between the toes
Don't forget to also check your pets!
What to look for?
Feel for bumps and look for tiny dark spots. Look carefully, most ticks are very small!
- Nymph (around 1.15 mm)
- Adult male (around 2 mm)
- Adult female (around 3 mm)
- Fed adult female (up to 1 cm)
Found a tick? Remove it immediately to reduce the risk of infection. Canada.ca/LymeDisease
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