Just out of interest, has anyone ever been bitten by a ked?
Whilst up north I've been covered in them but never seemed to be bitten?
I wonder of they only bite during a specific period of their life cycle.
Many years ago I shot a red stag in Ross-shire . It was infested with these keds by the thousands.I assume that you mean what we call Keds like this one...........
At certain times of the year and in certain places there can become infestations,and to be honest it must have some sort of affect on the well being of the animal they are on,but it isn't easy to see as I have dealt with plenty of Deer as I am sure others have that have been riddled with these horrible little things and the Deer have been in good nick.I as others must do as well get them on myself from time to time and they just seem to move around the body being a tickly nuisance,but I have not been aware of any bites from them,unlike the dreaded Ticks.Only advice I can give is keep an Eagle eye out for them while you are skinning etc,always roll your sleeves up and keep checking your fore-arms.........oh,and good luck.