Oh dear.. they are starting early this year..the snow is still on the hills
I fell asleep on the hill behind Arisaig once..tíwas a beautiful spot..with a small lochan..and beautiful views over to Eigg and Rum. I went home and started itching that night...thats when I discovered I was covered in those tiny chaps. Fortunately I had a girlfriend staying with me at the time..and she obligingly got the blighters out the bits I couldnít reach.
My bro had Lymes disease too.. he didnít know what was making him so ill..even his doc was at a loss. Then they checked for lymes disease and itt proved positive. He had it for a year by this time.. so even full intravenous treatment of antibiotics didnít help much..its only now..around five years later that he is starting to get back to normal. It goes for the nervous system in severe cases.
Nasty things ticks..I hates them ..I get them a lot too..but touch wood..no Lymes Disease yet..
So saying..I found doing tick searches with girlfriends quite fun