Ticks! These bloodsucking parasites feed on blood and are often encountered by people in Summer; especially if out bushwalking. Did you know that ticks are second only to mosquitoes as vectors (transmitters) of human disease ? This information will give you a guide to prevention of tick bites before going out for a walk, advice on how to treat the bite, and how to REMOVE ticks. If after getting a tick bite your bite remains a problem, or you feel unwell but don’t know why, please seek medical care.