Ticks that carry Lyme on the march across Sussex give a warning

Ticks that carry Lyme on the march across Sussex give a warning

There is a PLAGUE of ticks on the march across Sussex.

They are growing in the South East, where global warming is affecting the spring vegetation, experts are getting it.

Ticks that carry diseases broke into billions in rural parts of Kent, Sussex and Essex.

The “South East Danger Zone” is as bad as traditional danger zones in Italy, Romania, Switzerland and Norway.

It means that Lyme's debilitating diseases are increasing, says the University of London staff.

Infections increased by 35 per cent between 2016 and 2017, with around 1,000 each year, according to Public Health England.

The most obvious sign of Lyme's disease is a red-ticked red tick-skin rash, which the NHS council says.

Maio Stanchev, a leading pest control expert in the UK, said Brits must be more alert, whether at home or abroad.

He said: "You should use a repellent chemical containing DEET to keep these creatures at bay."

"You should wear light colored protective clothing covering the skin, as well as turning your trousers into your socks.

"It is also vital that you check your children and pets for any bite sign.

"Do not assume ticks only live in forests or outdoor areas.

"They could be shearing in long grass in your garden just as easily, waiting for you to walk around so they can make a trip."

The pest control expert said that if you get ticks at home, it is important to catch one and place it in a bag or in a sealed container so that doctors can analyze any bacteria.

He said: "Keep the tick for 30 days, where you or anyone of your family begins to suffer any of the symptoms of Lyme disease.

"Doctors can then analyze this tick specimen to confirm or deny the presence of the bacteria.

"You may wish to return the tick to Public Health England, which has a tick and surveillance program."

Pest control experts have said that it is vital to remove a tick safely, using tweezers or a clearing tick tool before you clean the grip with soap and antiseptic water.

Ticks have been successful in areas with an average annual temperature of 6.8 to 16.8 degrees.

The UK has an average temperature of between nine and 11 degrees.


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