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Scroll down for educational resources like webinars and downloadable/printable handouts and factsheets

But first! Have you encountered a mosquito or tick and want to report them or learn what to do next?

Report Mosquito or Tick Encounter

Or, are you planning an outing or want to learn more about ticks and tick-borne disease agents where you live? Click below for interactive distribution maps of the ticks and disease agents of human health concern in Illinois.

Illinois Tick Surveillance Maps

Educational Handouts & Pamphlets 

Protecting Against Tick Bites

Factsheets on Some of Our Statewide Surveillance Programs

UIUC-PRI Tick Surveillance Factsheet

UIUC-PRI Insecticide-Resistance Monitoring Factsheet

State Reports

Biennial Report to the Illinois Governor, 2020-2022



Ticks of Illinois: biology, bite prevention, management

For IL-Extension 

Tick-borne illnesses are a concern for anyone who spends time outdoors. In this 50-minute webinar learn about the ticks in Illinois that are a risk for human health, disease agents found in ticks by the statewide surveillance program by Illinois Natural History Survey Medical Entomology Lab, tick bite prevention, and land management techniques to reduce tick encounters.


“Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Agents in Illinois”

For Champaign County Forest Preserve District

30-minute primer on our current knowledge after the first year of statewide tick surveillance and testing. Includes information on ticks and tick-borne disease agents of public health concern in Illinois, tick-bite prevention, and how to access and use the publicly available surveillance maps informed by our lab’s data and hosted at the Illinois Dept. of Public Health website.

“Ticks, Disease, Public Health, and Landscaping Practices”

For IL-Extension

50-minute webinar that covers research and surveillance on ticks in regard to climate change, and how to respond in practical and management-related ways.

Downloads for Researchers, Vector Control Professionals, and The Curious

A Synopsis of the Mosquitoes of Illinois

This synopsis provides means tor identifying the mosquitoes likely to be found in Illinois. It contains keys to eggs, larvae, and adults, because the sanitarian, ecologist, and collector working with mosquitoes will find all stages of the insects and may not have the time or means to rear the insects to other stages. It is an extension of the original report. The Mosquitoes of Illinois (Ross 1947) in that it includes more species and presents a key to eggs of floodwater mosquitoes. Most of the keys in this synopsis have been enlarged from the original report; some of the illustrations are from the original report and some are new.