Tick tock

Time is ticking away and Spring is nearly upon us! Unfortunately, the warmer Spring weather often brings with it an increase in ticks and tick bites! 

We have found a video about these little parasites which feed on human and animal blood: 

Interestingly the creators claim that it doesn’t matter if the mouth parts of the tick are left behind when it is removed, provided that it is pulled straight out as close as possible to the surface of the skin and is not squeezed or twisted in the process.

The best way to avoid tick bites, however, is to spray the skin with insect repellent, which we always provide at our MCCG working bees.

Click here to view the video.

We have some additional info on our Ticks page and some useful tips and observations from Ed Frazer and Gordon Grigg in a Bush Bites article about ticks.