Rhode Island TickEncounter Risk Map, 1994-2014

Where in Rhode Island do you have the highest risk for encountering a nymphal blacklegged tick?

From 1994 through 2014, our research team sampled nymphal blacklegged ticks at 80 wooded locations representing blacklegged tick habitat in Rhode Island. Since we generally went to the same locations and used the same methods, our interactive map allows you to compare state tick encounter risk between years. The white areas depict places where appropriate tick habitat is absent. Read more about collecting data on deer tick abundance in Rhode Island @ www.uri.edu: “URI researcher alarmed by another record-breaking year for ticks in Rhode Island“.