Dutchess County Department of Health will no longer offer a free tick identification service to the public.
Tick identification is performed by Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 - 4:30. There will be a fee for this service. Visit the website of Cornell University Cooperative Extention - Dutchess County at http://www.ccedutchess.org/.
Free Tick identification can be obtained by contacting the NYSDOH. Visit http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/lyme/tickid.htm.
Please note: DCDOH does not test the ticks for the presence of Lyme disease or any other pathogen. If a resident wishes to have the tick tested for Lyme disease, they must contact New Jersey Laboratories at 732-249-0148 for details.