Watch our ticks film to find out more about the human diseases they can carry, and precautions you can take.
Ticks can carry a variety of diseases that affect humans, the most common of which is Lyme disease.
This short film, taken from the Hill Walking Essentials DVD, explains what ticks are, where they live, and precautions to take to reduce the likelihood of one attaching to you.
WATCH: Ticks and how to deal with them on BMC TV
Also covered are how to make body checks after a walk and how to remove a tick from your body.
Download an information leaflet about ticks (pdf)
Public Health England information issued April 2013
Download ‘Protect yourself from TBE in Europe’ (pdf)
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