The Vector-borne Disease Lab is dedicated to the control of emerging tick & mosquito-borne diseases and translating our findings to the general public.

We seek to:

  • understand the environmental interactions of vectors, hosts, habitats, and climate
  • monitor the geography of risk
  • increase public awareness of the threat of tick and mosquito-borne diseases

Check out the TicksinMaine website link below for further information on how to protect yourself and household against ticks in Maine:


In the News

Does Vinegar Repel Ticks?
Channel 6 News

MMCRI’s Chuck Lubelczyk Interviewed
Channel 8 News: Rare Tick-Borne Illness

Ticks & Lyme Disease May 2017
Maine Public Radio: Maine Calling

Deer Ticks Already Out in Force in Maine
Portland Press Herald

Submit My Tick for ID

Submit Your Tick for Identification

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension can identify your tick
Submit My Tick for ID