A Word About Ticks

Ticks are members of the spider family. They live in woodland, grassland, moorland and even parks. They can live as long as 200 days without food or water!

They feed on animals, and occasionally people and pets. Some, but not all, ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease.

Important: If you think you have been bitten by a tick tell an adult at once.

This is a useful guide from the Forestry and Land Scotland about Checking for Ticks and what do do if you find one.


This is part of the Minibeasts and Pollinators information.