The Tick App 12+

Tick Safety and Prevention

University of Wisconsin-Madison Shared Apps

    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings
    • Free



Help prevent tick encounters and tick-borne diseases. By sharing when and where you encounter ticks you will help researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University to better prevent tick-borne diseases. The Tick App also provides information on tick identification, tick removal and other prevention ideas. You can also submit ticks for identification by university staff.

The Tick App was developed as part of a collaborative research study between the Midwest and Northeast Centers of Excellence in Vector-borne Disease.

What’s New

Version 4.0.6

Minor bug fixes and system improvements
Spanish: Correcciones de errores menores y mejoras del sistema

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Buckwild101 ,

This App rocks!

When I’m out in the woods, I find a lot of ticks. Finally there’s an app that helps others and helps me identify the ticks I find.

b_s_l ,

Cannot Make It Work

I downloaded this app after reading about it & seeming news stories of increased tick-related problems in my area. Was surprised to see I had to create an account to use it but finally decided it was for a good cause. Several times I tried to create an account, but each time it just churned for a couple of minutes before the “creating your account” message just went away, leaving me looking at the “Create Your Account”’screen. After a force quit & 5th attempt to create an account, I decided to just try to log in — maybe I’d just missed a “ready to go” message somewhere. The result was that it would not let me type anything at all for username or password - my keyboard was visible but did not function. I turned off my phone, counted to 10, and tried again. This time it let me type (after tapping repeatedly at the first character in each field) but it followed up with close to 2 minutes of the app churning while telling me it was logging me in, only to have the message go away and leave me staring at the login page with no further feedback. After 2 more such attempts, I am deleting the useless thing.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for letting us know about your issue! We are having trouble recreating your issue but we can understand your frustrations!

Could you email us at with some more information about the account you tried to sign up with? This could help us fix the problem.

App Privacy

The developer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shared Apps, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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