Tick Advice - Walking in the Forest

As the bracken grows, a seasonal problem is the increase in the number of ticks. A very useful leaflet ‘Just a Tick’ is available from the New Forest Information Centres, it explains how to avoid being bitten by ticks and how to deal with bites, it also gives the signs and symptom of Lyme Disease and stresses the importance of early recognition and treatment, it is essential reading for everyone who walks in the Forest. We should also check our dogs for ticks.