Hi de Hi runners....
I wanted to ask you all about ticks....
My son appearred in my bedroom this morning saying 'what are these?' He'd only got 5 ticks burrowing into his lovely young skin.
Having done so well at parkrun yesturday he was rolling around on the grass- thats where he must have got them, and there are deer at Ashton Court Parkrun so I'm a bit worried.
I contacted friends in the know and follwed Youtube advice..I got the b*****s out with the tweezers and put some brandy on ( we've run out of those alcohol wipe things)
I am a bit worried as I have cared for patients with Lymes disease ( I'm a nurse) and its awful....
So, I have been aware that this is a common problem with runners, and wanted to ask you all:
How to prevent?
Best way to treat?
Is there anything that puts them off? ( ie tea tree oil or something???)
Your own experiences and any problems?