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Lyme Disease is an infection caused by Borrelia, which are cork-screw shaped bacteria carried by infected ticks. Ticks are found in woodland, long grass, urban parks and even gardens in the UK and throughout Europe.
The ticks that bite humans (the nymph stage) can be as small as a poppy seed as shown in image below.
Tick bites are not painful so at first you may not notice that you have been bitten. The most distinctive sign of a bite is a bull's-eye or atypical rash as shown below.
Other symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, headache, stiff neck, bells palsy and flu. Lymes disease can also mimic other conditions including MS, Alzheimer's and fibromyalgia.

There can be serious complications if a tick bite's left untreated.

Tick And Insect Repellent Brands

Incognito
Incognito
Jungle Formula
Jungle Formula
Mosi-guard Insect Repellent
Mosi-guard Insect Repellent
Ben's
Ben's

Did You Know?

  • If you find ticks on your pets you are also at risk of tick bites.
  • You can get bitten by a tick any time of year.
  • You do not have to be near deer or livestock to be bitten by an infected tick.

How To Protect Yourself From Tick Bites

  • Wear Insect Repellent during outdoor activities.
  • Avoid walking through long grass, stick to pathways whenever possible.
  • If you have to walk in long grass tuck trousers into socks.
  • Wear light coloured clothing and brush off any visible ticks.
  • Check yourself and your children for ticks especially in the hairline, navel, groin, ears and in between fingers and toes.


Popular Tick and Insect Repellents

Smidge Midge, Tick and Insect Repellent Spray
Smidge Midge, Tick and Insect Repellent Spray
 Pyramid Tick and Midge Repellent
Pyramid Tick and Midge Repellent
Jungle Formula Dry Protect Insect Repellent Spray
Jungle Formula Dry Protect Insect Repellent Spray
Smidge Insect Repellent Wipes
Smidge Insect Repellent Wipes
Smidge Small Insect Repellent 18ml
Smidge Small Insect Repellent 18ml

How To Remove A Tick

It is extremely important as to how a tick is removed incorrect removal can result in:
  • The ticks head being left behind in the hosts skin: This can cause localised infection and even an abscess.
  • Compression or puncturing of the tick's body: This can lead to the tick's bodily fluids being squeezed back into the bloodstream of it's host potentially causing a serious infection.
If you see an embedded tick remove it as quickly as possible using the correct tick removal technique.

Tick Removal Tool

  1. Choose the most suitable tool. Engage the tool by approaching the tick from the side (the body of the tick is flat when unfed) until it is held securely.
  2. Lift the tool very lightly and turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise. Do not change direction as you could snap the tick's mouth part off and leave it embedded in the skin.
  3. The tick detaches itself after 2-3 rotations.
  4. After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash hands with soap and water.
  5. You may want to keep the tick for identification just in case the tick's host becomes ill.
  6. Write the date of the bite on a piece of paper and put the tick in a sealed bag and store it in the freezer so your doctor can be certain a tick bite has occurred and use the information to make a diagnosis.

Tweezer Tick Removal Technique

  1. Grasp the tick as close to th skin as possible, pull up with steady, even pressure.
  2. Do not twist or jerk the tick as the mouth part may be left embedded in the skin. If any mouth part is left behind it can be removed with a sterilised needle or tweezers points.
  3. Compression or puncturing of the tick's body: This can lead to the tick's bodily fluids being squeezed back into the bloodstream.
  4. Do not handle the tick with bare hands, because disease causing organisms can enter through breaks in the skin, or through mucous membranes.
  5. After removing the tick disinfect the bite site with an antiseptic wipe or wound wash. Wash hands with soap and water.

Tick Removal Tools

Smidge Quick Untick Hooks
Smidge Quick Untick Hooks: For the easy and safe removal of ticks, an ideal tool to keep with you when camping, going to a festival or if your'e out and about walking in grassland and parks etc.   More >>>
Price: £3.99 (incl VAT)
 
O'Tom Tick Twister Remover
O'Tom Tick Twister Remover: A tick remover tool that's small enough to fit in a wallet, easy to use and ideal for use on humans and pets.   More >>>
Price: £4.49 (incl VAT)
 
Trix Ticklasso
Trix Ticklasso: Working like a lasso Trix tick remover is an easy to use tool ideal for removing ticks from children and pets.   More >>>
Price: £4.50 (incl VAT)
 
Smidge Quick Untick Card 1
Smidge Quick Untick Card 1: Lyme disease is on the increase in the UK and Europe, Smidge Quick Untick Card is ideal to keep in a purse or wallet as you never know when you may need it.   More >>>
Price: £4.19 (incl VAT)
 

Insect Repellents For Ticks, Mosquitoes & Other biting Insects

Jungle Formula Dry Protect 125ml
Jungle Formula Dry Protect 125ml: Jungle Formula Dry Protect is a deet free, pleasant smelling spray to offer protection against ticks, tiger mosquitoes and other flying insects.   More >>>
Price: £8.85 (incl VAT)
 
Pyramid Protect Tick And Midge Insect Repellent 100ml
Pyramid Protect Tick And Midge Insect Repellent 100ml: Deet free and made with saltidin also known as Picaridin and Icaridin to provide long lasting protection against ticks and midges. Suitable for children 2 years+.   More >>>
Price: £8.69 (incl VAT)
 
Malaway Insect Repellent Spray 100ml
Malaway Insect Repellent Spray 100ml: Suitable for all the family even babies, Malaway Insect Repellent Spray deters ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects.   More >>>
Price: £3.49 (incl VAT)
 
Smidge Midge and Insect Repellent Spray 75ml
Smidge Midge and Insect Repellent Spray 75ml: A water resistant insect repellent that offers up to 8hrs protection against ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects.   More >>>
Price: £7.25 (incl VAT)
 
Ben's Max Safari Strength Insect Repellent Spray 37ml
Ben's Max Safari Strength Insect Repellent Spray 37ml: Ben's Max Safari Strength Insect Repellent contains 50% deet to offer high protection against ticks, mozzies, sand flies and chiggers (red bugs).   More >>>
Price: £6.85 (incl VAT)
 
Ben's Insect Repellent European Strength - 100ml Pump Spray
Ben's Insect Repellent European Strength - 100ml Pump Spray: Suitable for children over 2 years+, Ben's Insect Repellent European Strength offers up to 5 hours protection against ticks and mosquito bites.   More >>>
Price: £6.80 (incl VAT)
 
Smidge Small Insect Repellent 18ml
Smidge Small Insect Repellent 18ml: A slim line travel insect repellent that will easily fit into a pocket, ideal to offer protection against ticks and other insects when out and about.   More >>>
Price: £4.49 (incl VAT)
 

Natural Insect Repellents

Mosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent Spray 75ml
Mosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent Spray 75ml: A plant based deet free insect repellent that's been proven to deter ticks, mosquitoes, midges and leeches.   More >>>
Price: £6.45 (incl VAT)
 
Mosi-guard Natural Insect Repellent Roll-On 60ml
Mosi-guard Natural Insect Repellent Roll-On 60ml: A safe and easy way to apply insect repellent. Mosi-guard natural roll on offers protection against ticks, mosquitoe, midges, leeches, black flies and other biting insects.   More >>>
Price: £5.59 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more Mosi-guard products and save 5%)
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Incognito Anti Mosquito Spray 100ml
Incognito Anti Mosquito Spray 100ml: A non toxic natural insect repellent to shield you from ticks, mosquitoes and other flying insects.   More >>>
Price: £7.30 (incl VAT)
 
Incognito Natural Roll On Insect Repellent 50ml
Incognito Natural Roll On Insect Repellent 50ml: A natural insect repellent that's safe to use on babies 3 months+ to protect against tick and spider bites as well as protecting against malaria carrying mosquitoes.   More >>>
Price: £6.20 (incl VAT)
 

Insect Repellent Wipes

Smidge Insect Repellent Wipes 15
Smidge Insect Repellent Wipes 15: Smidge Insect Repellent Wipes are deet free and contain picaridin to provide protection against ticks, mosquitoes, horse flies and other flying insects.   More >>>
Price: £6.79 (incl VAT)
 
Ben's Insect Repellent Wipes (15)
Ben's Insect Repellent Wipes (15): Suitable for children 2 years+. Effective and easy to use Ben's insect repellent wipes offer 4-5 hrs protection against ticks and other biting insects.   More >>>
Price: £6.00 (incl VAT)
 

For More information On Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Uk. A charity founded by Lyme disease patients and run by volunteers.

NHS Lyme Disease Information about the symptoms and treatments.

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