Summer is coming, at least in theory although with the rain and storms here you wouldn't know it. Summer means more woods time for many of us and more creature activity as well. Sadly, not all creatures are equally welcome.
Pablo, of Woodlife fame, has launched a campaign raising awareness of ticks and tickborne diseases. For more information than you can shake a stick at you should head on over to the TickWatch homepage.
I've had a Care Plus Tick Remover for a couple of years as part of my first aid kit, it weighs next to nothing and costs less than £3. If you can get hold of one a pair of pointed tweezers are also an option and are even recommended as part of a first aid kit by Mors Kochanski.