Entomology at the University of Kentucky

Tick Surveillance Program

Thank you for your interest in submitting a tick to our Kentucky Tick Surveillance Project. The results from the testing done here will be of service to Kentuckians concerned with tickborne illness and the specimens will help to further public health research at the state level. To be clear, this is not a medical diagnostic service. This is a monitoring and surveillance project to better understand what our tickborne issues are in Kentucky.

Guide to Shipping Ticks for Identification and Testing

Office of the State Entomologist

UK Entomology is home to the Office of The State Entomologist. OSE is Responsible for plant sales licensing, export certifications, conducting exotic pest surveys and developing management strategies in Kentucky.

Office of the State Entomologist

Identification & Management Assistance

For assistance with insect identification and management in Kentucky, bring questions and specimens directly to your local County Extension Office. Your local office can also help you find and print factsheets and other information. These services are provided to Kentuckians at no cost. Residents of states outside of Kentucky should contact their local or regional extension service.

List of Kentucky County Extension Offices

Contact Information

S-225 Ag Science Center Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-7450