Ticks and Lyme Disease
Ticks are very small spider-like creatures which feed on blood. In the wild they feed on animals like deer, foxes and rabbits and can be picked up by domestic pets such as cats and dogs. They will bite humans if transferred onto skin.
Ticks are common in Scotland and it is thought that 1 in 10 of them carry the bacteria which can cause Lyme disease.
Further information can be found at Health Protection Scotland