We have lived in our present house for fifty years and it is only in the last few years that we have become aware that there are TICKS around.
Googling the word has come up with the information that there are increasing reports of ticks in gardens especially where woodland, rough grassland, or heathland are nearby.
Well the heath is just over our hedge and we have always had deer around but the problem never seemed to exist all those years ago. Our cats never suffered until about four years ago. Then the ticks became a problem.
FrontLine products did not seem effective and it was not until last year when our vet recommended a special German collar that we found something that worked. The cats have been tick-free! That is more than we can say for us. Whenever we work in the garden we seem to pick up at least one of these nasty little pests. They are so small that they are established (!) before one becomes aware of them.
We are also aware of the danger of contacting Lyme Disease , as are our local doctors.
Do you have this problem? If so, have you found any effective remedies? There don’t seem to be any officially, unfortunately, and as ticks, fleas and even bed bugs are on the increase in the UK, I have a feeling the problem will only get worse. However I believe in folk remedies and maybe out there someone has one that is effective. If so, I’d love to know what it is.
In the meantime, watch out! There are TICKS about.
We have received increasing reports of ticks in gardens, predominantly gardens surrounded by favourable tick habitats such as woodland, which support populations of deer, and rough grassland. In order to minimise ticks in your garden we recommend the following steps:
- 12 Jun, 2013
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