Last updated: 11/20/2021
Statesboro, Georgia
Street Address
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 8042
Statesboro, GA 30460
The USNTC is open for tours by appointment only. Contact to set up an appointment. All educational groups must schedule an appointment before visiting.
There is a permanent exhibit outside of the collection that is accessible whenever the university is open (M-F 8am-7pm). The collection and exhibit are located on the bottom floor of the Math/Physics Building on the Statesboro Campus.
Monday - Friday8 AM - 7 PM

With over 125,000 accessioned lots, over one million specimens, their associated data, and an extensive library (reprints, monographs, and books), the U.S. National Tick collection is one of the largest curated tick collections in the World, if not the largest. It belongs to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) and has been housed at Georgia Southern University since 1990. The collection contains specimens from all continents, most of the approximately 860 known species of ticks, and a quarter of the primary tick types.

Ticks (Ixodida) are haematophagous mites (Acari). During their blood meal, ticks can acquire and/or transmit a number of microorganisms, some of which can cause diseases in humans, domestic and wild animals. Because of the impact of ticks on human and veterinary medicine, the USNTC is not only a significant resource of material and information for tick taxonomists but also for public health officials.


Visiting Researchers

The U.S. National Tick Collection has a long tradition of accommodating national and international researchers for more or less extended periods of time. The collection is accessible and made available to visitors, as are our laboratories.

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2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago
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