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by saddie
10 Jul 2014, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slide share to combat ignorance about TBE
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Slide share to combat ignorance about TBE

Cyclists and group organisers can now access a quick presentation to inform members about the risk from ticks carrying a dangerous virus in Europe. Protect Yourself from Tick Borne Encephalitis in Europe is available on the Tick Alert website (http://www.tickalert.org) and focuses on travel between ...
by saddie
18 Jun 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this summer
Replies: 9
Views: 150843

TBE Disease in Europe this summer...

For anyone who loves outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, cycling, mountain biking etc, check out the website Tickalert.org! It has the “TBE Travel Check” tool which helps travellers/backpackers to find out if they might at risk of Tick-borne Encephalitis because of where...
by saddie
14 Jun 2012, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tick-borne disease in Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 5092

Tick-borne disease in Europe

Cyclists are being warned about a tick disease in Europe this summer. The website Tickalert.org has updated its information with more detailed maps of 27 Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) endemic countries in Europe and profiles of risk areas for a range of outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, ...
by saddie
23 Feb 2012, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

I contracted Lymes last year whilst on the Way of the roses ride. It was not pleasent and I was on antibiotics for weeks. I had at least a dozen ticks on my after a detour through a cow field. I now carry a Tick Card. You can get them on line or from Cotswold Outdoor. http://www.tickremoval.co.uk/t...
by saddie
23 Feb 2012, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

I got lyme disease from a tick bite while out cycling a couple of years ago. I caught it early and the symptoms were pretty benign, so I was very lucky. It can turn very nasty. I carry one of these all summer now... http://www.ticktwister.co.uk/tick-remover-silicone-grip.html They work really well....
by saddie
23 Feb 2012, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Whilst I'll acknowledge that for those who are bitten by a tick and contract Lyme disease, the effects can potentially be very serious but as I've never knowingly acted as host or has any family member, ticks seems a very distant threat. Hence the reason I didn't buy a tick twister last year. We ha...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Thanks for the info, I'll let SWMBO know about it. Funny, but the pictures of the ticks on the links, don't look like the ticks we have round here! "mouth parts" is what I referred to as "legs", but the ones we see here seem to be legless. It must be the Cornish cider! :D That's...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

If ticks' stomach contents being regurgitated is bad news...could the best course of action just be to ignore them until they drop off? At least the blood flow stays one-way. Sorry meant to put a reply onto this on this point. While the tick is attached, there is a constant exchange of fluid. Saliv...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Surgical Spirit on a bit of cotton wool to anaesthetise them, and a pair of tweezers to pull them out. I don't get them - ever - but Mrs Mick F gets them all the time, just sitting in the living room by an open window! So long as your using fine nose tweezers that is fine and pulling straight upwar...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

is there a certain time of year when ticks are more prevalent ? No, not round here. We live in a wooded area interspersed with fields. Sheep mainly, but we are infested with deer. In the very cold weather, the ticks don't seem to be about, but easily 10months of the year they are. We've had dogs in...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 11:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Dale08 wrote:is there a certain time of year when ticks are more prevalent ?


Ticks tend to be more active from Spring till Autumn, but they are active as long as the temperature is 3.5 degrees and above. So this winter they have been on the go as it has be particularly mild. :D
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Surgical Spirit on a bit of cotton wool to anaesthetise them, and a pair of tweezers to pull them out. I don't get them - ever - but Mrs Mick F gets them all the time, just sitting in the living room by an open window! So long as your using fine nose tweezers that is fine and pulling straight upwar...
by saddie
22 Feb 2012, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

I didn't find that tickbitepreventionweek website very usable...I had to work unecessarily hard to find the Ray's top ten tips. I, too, thought the picture of a tick was misleading...many I've had were about the size of a red spider mite, and sometimes they can almost completely disappear under the...
by saddie
20 Feb 2012, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5040

Tick Bite Prevention Week

It's that time of year again folks! Ticks will soon be active so read on to find out how to stay protected! Ticks can carry harmful infections that can be transmitted to humans. It is estimated that each year around 3,000 people in the UK contract Lyme disease (Borreliosis) from a tick bite. If you ...