The Tick INsiders team is enthusiastic to have received our first batch of ticks from a citizen scientist like yourself and is looking forward to receiving more!! Make sure to check out the map for current year’s collection here.
The Tick INsiders team will be at Purdue Spring Fest 2019! We will be setup in front of Smith Hall. Click here for the Spring Fest Map. We can’t wait to share about Tick INsiders, what the team has been up to, and how you can get involved as citizen scientist! Here is photo of […]
Dr. Maria Murgia, Lead Scientist (Microbiome), gave a talk on “Next Generation Sequencing for surveillance of tick-borne diseases: exploring the bacterial micro biome of Indiana ticks” at Indiana Vector Control Association’s 2018 Conference in Syracuse, Indiana. She introduced the Tick INsiders project and presented the results of the microbiome study done on ticks collected during […]
The Tick INsiders team is excited to have been featured in several news outlets. Here are some of the articles: “Indiana students, citizen scientists sought for statewide tick hunts“- Purdue Agriculture News “Tick Hunters Wanted: Purdue program seeks student & citizen ‘scientists’ to collect and study ticks“- RTV6 Indianapolis “Citizen scientists sought for statewide tick […]
Tick INsiders team would like to welcome Indiana high school students to participate in a spring/summer tick collection program and help us understand the dynamics of tick population and disease distribution in Indiana. Click here for more information.
A news article about Tick INsiders project was featured by Courier Press on November 23, 2018. Here is the link to read the article: Study seeking to identify tick-borne diseases in Indiana
Tick INsiders team was at Tippecanoe River State Park on Monday November 12, 2018 to collect ticks from deer as part of the DNR deer reduction effort. Adult males and fully/partially engorged I. scapularis (deer tick) females were recovered. Here is a photo of the team at the event:
Tick INsiders posts number of ticks collected from state parks and private properties to tick collection map. Four new sites have been added to the map, with a total of 11 sites where ticks were sampled. The map is useful to identify adult tick activity spatially and temporally. For instance, deer tick adults were detected in […]
Thank you to High School/4H students for their participation in Tick INsider Day on Campus. Here are some photographs captured by Purdue Agriculture Communications: Vector biology Lab tour Purdue Bug Barn tour The project and Day on Campus were recently featured in Purdue Today (Purdue University’s online Newsroom) and in a video developed by Agriculture […]
Tick INsiders team had an exciting day at the Indiana State Fair on August 18, 2018. We were happy to meet with Indiana residents to hear about their experiences with ticks. We also discussed safe tick removal and prevention practices.