Edit - thanks all! It IS a tick by Park Ridge!
18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:08 PM
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Edit - thanks all! It IS a tick by Park Ridge! 🤮 It’s in between 2 large pieces of tape & inside a zip lock baggie in my freezer. Saving it in case any of us feel sick or get a rash. Checked the whole family & found nothing, thankfully. Brushed the dogs & will give them Frontline in the morning. Washed all the clothing & bedding in hot water. Will vaccum the car ASAP! We don’t use it much these days. Turning off the comments, but leaving the post for anyone else searching about ticks! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the excellent info! HELP! Is this a tick? If not. what kind of bug? We went to the forest preserve to walk yesterday with our dogs, stayed on the path though. Today this was on my kitchen table. I thought it was a crumb but it moved! I put it inside a piece of tape. I checked my kid & didn’t see any. Husband is next. What now?!?

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:11 PM

Wood tick. Tis the season

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:11 PM

Yup. That’s a tick.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:11 PM

It is a tick sad to say. Is your dog on preventative like nexgard or Frontline? I'd start them on it now.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:11 PM

Definitely a tick. Do a thorough tick check of everyone, including behind the ears and through the hairline. Wash all the clothes that were worn and any clothes that were in the hamper in hot water. If no tick is found in the skin, not much you need to do honestly, just try to remove any other ticks that might be around.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:11 PM

Hit it with a hammer or they don’t die

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:12 PM

Definitely a tick

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:16 PM

That's a tick. I would burn it and make sure to check your dogs and everyone very thoroughly.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:17 PM

Eric Wolfe this is why I say not to take Zoey to the forest preserve they are here too

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:18 PM

Yes, looks like a deer tick. Check dogs and kill this one. it is not full yet so did not bite anyone.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:19 PM

Not sure. Here’s an actual tic.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:30 PM

It is a tick

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:33 PM

This what they tell you to do in the North Woods of Wisconsin. Kill it and tape it to a paper and mark the date. If the dog or person starts to feel ill within the next 14 days, you have the tick in order to have it tested for Lyme Disease

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:36 PM

The veterinary college at U of I has a tick surveillance program to study the types of ticks across the state. We sent a pic of a tick we found on our dog and they identified it as a deer tick and sent us a kit to mail it back. We killed it with rubbing alcohol first and then in multiple layers of ziploc bags in the freezer until the kit came.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:48 PM

I would keep it in a bag and freeze it. If anyone has any side effects from a tick bite, you have it and a dr or hospital would know how to treat you or anyone based off the kind of tick it is. If you throw it out then you’re guessing out of so many kinds of ticks

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:55 PM

Deer ticks are the cause of Lyme disease. If this is a wood tick, which it appears to be, they do not transmit Lyme.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:55 PM

That is definitely a tick.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 6:55 PM

Call your vet-

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 7:08 PM

Yeah the easy way t get rid of em is just stick em to a piece of tape. wood ticks are pretty harmless, I removed them by the hundreds in the years when I lived in cattle country.

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 7:09 PM

Tri Trinh

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 7:13 PM

Stink bug?

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 7:20 PM

Be very careful! I had strange symptoms 7 years ago and they finally found out it was Lyme disease. I would wish it upon no one!

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 7:59 PM

Does not look like a deer tick

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 8:12 PM

Check your dogs and be sure to keep that in case your dogs get sick . I would think about getting it tested for lime disease

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 8:44 PM

Walk all the time in the forest preserve and check my dog every time I get back and he has had ticks on him. he is on the medicine for them. but they are so bad in the woods! Check yourself too!

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 8:50 PM

I mean, if it wasn’t dug into a pet or human, I would cut it in half with a knife and flush it. When we used to bring our dogs to the woods in PR, we would pick tons of ticks off of them afterwards. They would emerge from their fur after a walk in the woods. Nexgard would prevent them from biting. One time, one embedded in the back of my neck after camping up north. My doc called in a prescription for antibiotics that time. Bottom line, don’t freak out. PS: I hate ticks!

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18 days ago on 05/15/2020 at 9:42 PM

Definitely a tick.

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