6. Carry a tick remover

By having a tick remover (and antiseptic wipes) with you, any attached ticks can be removed sooner, lessening the chance of disease transmission. Specialist tick removers are available TickTwister.co.uk, from some veterinary surgeries and chain pet stores. There are many myths and old wives’ tales about tick removal which can potentially increase the risk of disease transmission. Make sure you are familiar with up-to-date advice on correct tick-removal techniques.