Ticks to Go!

There are lots of ticks about in the long grasses at the moment.  Be ALERT for them.  They can look like a black pinhead or bigger if they have had a feed. They can often be found in the warm folds of your armpit, groin, backs of knees, hairline.  Remove them carefully

  1. Use a fine-tipped tweezer or a tick-removal tool – pharmacy, vets, on-line
  2. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as you can
  3. Slowly pull upwards but not squeezing or crushing the tick
  4. Clean the bite with antiseptic or soap and water

You DON’T need to see the GP unless:

You get a rash often around the site anywhere up to 3 months following the bite

You start to feel unwell with temperature, shivers, headaches, muscle and joint pains, tiredness and loss of energy.