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By eirlys


Do you have ticks in your part of the country?

We have lived here for a long time and it is only in the last ten years that we have seen ticks in the garden. I have been bitten and been tested for Lyme Disease, as a precaution. We also check after working in the garden.

Deer sometimes trespass and they are the possible source of ticks, I think, but there must be some other reason for the prevalence of this nasty little arthropod.
They are tiny and I often wish they were bigger so I could have the satisfaction of stamping on them!

Newspapers report an increase in the tick-population and on the TV programme, “Trust me I’m a Doctor,” the other night, Dr Michael Mosley, had some good advice. However it involved walking around muffled up from head to toe!

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I saw a warning a couple of weeks back about an increase in people getting bitten by them, it contained a warning about Lyme Disease, cannot remember whether online or in my gardening mag, good idea putting it on here as forewarned is forearmed as they say...

24 Jul, 2015


Having had dogs as part of the family almost all my life I'm very aware of that particular nasty so we always used a preventative.
Once after a picnic in Thetford forest I even found 2 on me, fortunately I've never found any in the garden tho.

24 Jul, 2015


They been around for a very long time - prehistory in fact. sheep/ hedgehogs are a common hosts too.

24 Jul, 2015


.............but they are on the increase, according to the experts. Global warming?

25 Jul, 2015

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