|This week is Tick Bite Prevention Week 2011 !|
Most people living in the countryside will be familiar with these nasty little parasites, especially if they have a dog or a cat.
Not so many people realise that ticks also carry the disease Borreliosis, or Lyme's Disease, which is transferrable to people and can have life-long effects upon health.
Take a few minutes to look around the Tick Bite Prevention Week website.
It has a wealth of information about ticks, what to do if you get bitten, and how to avoid getting bitten in the first place.