Link to tick awareness – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/
You and your family may be out enjoying the Devon countryside more often now it’s the school holidays but be aware, you could be exposed to ticks.
Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, including people. They mainly live in woodland, grassy areas, moors, heaths and even urban parks or gardens.
Always check your family for ticks when you’ve been in one of these area and if you find any, remove them safely using a tick removal tool or fine tipped tweezers as soon as possible because ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease.
Contact your GP if you have been bitten by a tick and you get:
flu-like symptoms – such as feeling hot and shivery, headaches, aching muscles or feeling sick, or
a circular red rash like the one in the link.