Ontario Stats 2020

In 2020 there were 618 ticks submitted to Geneticks from within Ontario. This represents 71.20% of the total ticks submitted to Geneticks in 2020.

To view data specific to individual Public Health Unit (PHU) regions, please click here.

Where were ticks submitted within Ontario in 2020?

This interactive map displays where ticks were encountered and submitted to Geneticks from within Ontario in 2020. Clicking on individual tick entries will display the details associated with that submission. Each entry has been stripped of identifying information and the coordinates gently randomized to protect user anonymity. The default display shows ticks that tested positive (Red) and negative (Green) for General Borrelia species. This setting can be toggled by pressing the icon in the top left corner of the map to display ticks by type (Genus, Species) or pathogens detected (Borrelia speciesBorrelia burgdorferi sensu strictoBorrelia miyamotoiAnaplasma phagocytophilumBabesia microtiBabesia duncaniBartonella species).

The details of individual submitted ticks can be viewed by selecting icons on the map.

*To see a full-screen version of this map, please click the expand icon in the top right corner of the map

What species of ticks were submitted within Ontario?


Who is encountering ticks and what activities were they doing?

What pathogens were found In blacklegged ticks submitted within Ontario?

When were blacklegged ticks contacted in Ontario?

When were dog ticks contacted in Ontario?

Key to Latin Names


Blacklegged Tick

Blacklegged Tick

Ixodes Scapularis

Western Blacklegged Tick

Western Blacklegged Tick

Ixodes Pacificus

Lonestar Tick

Lonestar Tick

Amblyomma Americanum

Dog Tick

Dog Tick

Dermacentor Variabilis

Beaver Tick

Beaver Tick

Ixodes Banksi

Groundhog Tick

Groundhog Tick

Ixodes Cookei

Squirrel Tick

Squirrel Tick

Ixodes Marxi

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick

Dermacentor Andersoni

Brown Dog tick

Brown Dog tick

Rhipicephalus Sanguineus


Borrelia spp.

Any species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. This includes bacteria that cause Lyme disease and tick-borne relapsing fever.

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto

The main causative agent of Lyme disease in North America.

Borrelia miyamotoi

The primary causative agent of tick-borne relapsing fever acquired by hard ticks in North America.

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

The causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis.

Babesia microti

The primary causative agent of babesiosis.

Babesi odocoilei

A recently recognized causative agent of babesiosis.

Bartonella spp.

Any species of bacteria belonging to the genus Bartonella. These bacteria are the causative agents of bartonellosis

Provincial Tick Testing Data

Curious about data specific to your province of residence? Click on the provincial links below to learn more about the ticks submitted for testing in your region.

***Please note that all of the statistics and maps presented above represent data collected from tick testing results for ticks submitted to Geneticks ONLY. This information should be used for educational purposes only and should not be used to estimate your risk of encountering ticks or contracting tick-borne diseases. The absence of ticks or select tick-borne pathogens in a geographical area does not mean those ticks or pathogens are not present. It simply means that those ticks and/or pathogens have not been detected by our testing methods in the samples submitted to us. This data is intended to be used for educational purposes only.***

All maps were developed with generous funding from the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.