Lake District dog walkers cautioned about ticks
2012-08-08 22:02:00 -0700
Where: Moot Hall, Market Square Keswick CA12 5JR, United Kingdom
South Lakeland District Council environmental health officers are warning walkers and recreational users in the Lake District about the risk of disease from tick bites.
Ticks are found in the area and are known to spread serious infections and harmful bacteria including Lyme disease.
As ticks prefer wooded areas, long grass, underbrush and are found in areas where there are deer and sheep, dog guardians should also take precautions with their dogs, as they can easily pick up ticks when out walking.
SLDC’s Principal Environment and Housing Officer, Sean Hall, said, “Many people who enjoy walking and mountain biking in the Lake District may not be aware of the risks from tick bites. We want to ensure that the public are aware of the potential risks and what to do if they find ticks or if they think they may have been bitten by one.”
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