Tick Identification & Testing

The Monmouth County Mosquito Commission (MCMEC) currently provides the service of tick identification for the residents of Monmouth County.

The Tick Identification Service serves as a first alert for people receiving a tick bite. Ticks must be submitted in person at the MCMEC facility located in Tinton Falls.

1901 Wayside Road Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Phone: 732-542-3630 Fax: 732-542-3267

“As of March 1, 2017, Monmouth County will no longer be testing individual submitted ticks. This program change is to make way for a new countywide active tick surveillance program that will provide spatial and temporal risk information to county residents. We believe the new program will better serve residents by helping to prevent tick-borne disease exposures. We will continue to provide tick identification services at no charge, and this information is just as useful to physicians as tick testing results. However, residents wishing to have their tick tested can still contract with a number of private labs that perform this service. Read the 2017 Tick Identification service update to obtain a list of private labs that serve the general public.”

Additional information on the tick identification and testing service can be found online.