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The truth about ticks

Today's blog post comes from Wendy Fox, Director & Chairperson of BADA-UK

Today’s blog post comes from Wendy Fox, Director & Chairperson of BADA-UK

Today on the Ordnance Survey blog we have a guest post from Wendy Fox from BADA-UK.

As summer (such as it is) progresses, many of us are getting out and about to enjoy the great outdoors. Of course, there are many health and safety aspects that we should be aware of (such as preparing for adverse weather and preventing walking/running injuries etc.) but how many people think about ticks when it comes to getting out and about?

Vampire ticks: The scourge of the countryside! Are they really that dangerous? Well the press would have us believe so, with recent headlines such as, “Alert over rise in killer ticks”, and “The European Invader that’s after your blood”.  Although not quite relatives of Dracula, lurking in every darkened corner, ticks are blood-sucking parasites and they can transmit a range of diseases to people, domestic animals and wildlife. Read More