Ticks are present in the Mendip Hills. Ticks can be found in long grass, woodland, open country, public parks and gardens. Help prevent tick bites by sticking to paths, avoiding brushing against the vegetation, wearing light clothing so ticks are easier to spot and brush off, and using insect repellent.
Check your clothes and your body regularly for ticks when you're outdoors and when you get home. Ticks can transmit bacteria that can cause diseases such as Lyme disease. Symptoms of Lyme disease can include flu-like symptoms and a distinctive circular rash.
For advice on removing ticks and what to do if you get a bite visit mendip.me/ticks