i hav copied this from another site with the permission off the original poster
please take time to read it carefully it might help save your health or even your life
A timely reminder that although there are now usually ticks active all through the winter, there will be a new hatch with the coming of spring.
For those that are unaware, ticks are blood sucking parasites, found throughout the UK and europe in ever increasing numbers.
They carry some quite nasty diseases, such as Lyme Borreliosis, which can seriously effect humans as well as dogs.
For more information on tick prevention week, please visit the website http://www.tickpreventionweek.org/
And for further information on Ticks and Tick borne diseases please visit the BADA-UK (Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness-UK) website on http://www.bada-uk.org/