To access the ‘Report A Tick’ function, follow these steps:
From any page of the app, tap on the ‘Report a tick’ button in the navigation bar, at the bottom of the screen.
This will take you to the ‘Report a tick’ form which looks like this.
Each report requires you to provide a location of the tick sighting or bite.There are a couple different ways to do this, each of these are demonstrated below:
The first method is to set the location using the search function.This is demonstrated in the screenshot: 1. Tap the search box and enter the location you are looking for. 2. Tap the magnifying glass to search. 3. A list of matched locations will appear, tap the relevant one. 4. The map will pan to the selected location, and a location pin will be dropped.
The second method is to use your current location.To do this, simply tap the location arrow as indicated in the screenshot.The map will pan to your current location and a location pin will be dropped.
The last method is to manually choose a location on the map.This can be useful if you are reporting a tick sighting/bite from a previous activity, or if you are trying to provide a more accurate location.Simply, tap on the location on the map which you want to use in your report.
You will then be prompted to confirm that you have manually selected a location (this is to avoid accidental taps).Tap ‘Yes’ to confirm.
A location pin will then be dropped at the location you specified.
The report form requires the following additional information: Date, Time, number of ticks, and whether you have been bitten.Optionally, a photo of the tick can also be provided.
Scrolling down the page will reveal the additional fields.Simply tap on the field you wish to change.
Tapping on the Date field will present the following pop-up.Scroll through the options to set the date of the report.
Tapping on the Time field will present the following pop-up.Scroll through the options to set the time of the report.
Tapping on the ‘Number of ticks seen’ field will present the following pop-up.Enter the number of ticks seen.
Tapping on the ‘Were you bitten?’ field will toggle the indicated button between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.By providing this information, you will enable LymeApp to provide reminder notifications to check for symptoms of Lyme Disease in the days following the report.
Tapping on the ‘Take photo of the tick’ field will present the following menu.This menu allows you to either select a photo from your device’s gallery, or take a photo whilst in the app.
If you change your mind and do not wish to submit the selected photo, simply tap on the photo and then ‘Delete’ on the pop-up message.
Submitting your report is easy and can be done with or without a mobile signal/WiFi connection.
At the very bottom of the form, you will see the ‘Send report’ button.Tap on this to submit your report.
If you have an active data connection (either mobile or WiFi), you will see: 1. A pop-up notification at the bottom of the screen confirming your report has been submitted. 2. A pop-up message asking if you would like to receive reminders to check for ticks, or symptoms of Lyme Disease – these will remind you at the best appropriate time following a sighting of a tick or reported bite.
If you have an active data connection (either mobile or WiFi), you will see: 1. A pop-up notification at the bottom of the screen confirming your report has been queued for submission – once you have a data connection and LymeApp is open, your report will be automatically submitted. 2. A pop-up message asking if you would like to receive reminders to check for ticks, or symptoms of Lyme Disease – these will remind you at the best appropriate time following a sighting of a tick or reported bite.
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