Ticks and Lyme Disease
You can view a copy of our Tick Leaflet [669kb] here. Ticks are found primarily in wooded and grassy areas such as the New Forest and feed on the blood of animals such as deer, particularly in the late spring and early summer. A bacteria that causes Lyme Disease can live in the gut of ticks. Most ticks do not carry the bacteria but infection could be passed on to people bitten by infected ticks. The leaflet gives practical advice on protecting yourself from ticks as well as guidance on what to do if you have been bitten.