There's a need to increase public awareness of tick-bite prevention measures, appropriate tick removal methods and the symptoms of Lyme disease.

Government and NHS web sites providing useful information on ticks and Lyme disease:

Other organisations providing information on ticks and Lyme disease:

Forestry Commission Scotland has produced a series of educational videos.

Veterinary advice

Pet owners are one and a half times more likely to be bitten by a tick than non-pet owners. This risk extends beyond rural areas.

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Information for travellers