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Ticks, Lyme and Other Diseases

Scottish Woodlands - Health & Safety Toolbox Talk for Contractors

Tick bites are now being reported from March until November, they are most active from April to October and they peak in June with a smaller peak in September.

Some ticks carry various forms of bacteria which can be transferred to the host during the biting and feeding process. The most common and serious of these is Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme Disease.

Read the full Scottish Woodlands Toolbox Talk below for more detail on Lyme Disease and the initial symptoms to watch out for; more on prevention of Lyme and other diseases; and prompt and correct tick removal.

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