Stay Safe from Ticks

Here at the Glasgow Angling Centre, we know how important it is to stay vigilant when you're out fishing, hunting or even just out for a stroll in the country side or parks. Ticks are mostly active from Spring through to Autumn, which is also the times we love to go outside. We have put together a little information page as well as some of our anti-tick products, to help you stay safe while you're having fun!

What are Ticks?

Ticks are spider-like wee beasties that like to suck the blood out of you. They can be found in gardens, woods, moorland, grassland, heather, and vary in size. If you are an angler, dog-walker, hunter, camper or hillwalker, you should be aware that some Ticks - not all - carry Lyme Disease which is a serious bacterial infection with severe consequences.

A Tick begins life as an egg which then progresses to larvae, nymph and then adult. Contrary to what you may believe, it's more common for the nymph to bite you, not the adult. To the naked eye, a nymph looks like a small seed and not far off the size of a full stop. As the nymph is so small, it's so easy for it to go undetected. Therefore you should always be vigilant.

Check out our range of tick repellent, tick removal tools and anti-tick clothing below. Also have a look at our Tick Prevention & Lyme Disease blog post for more info on ticks.
what are ticks
Adult Sheep Tick

Ticks are blood sucking members of the spider family. We have about 20 species in the UK and most of them feed on specific wild animals like bats, woodland birds, badgers and foxes. Several are only recorded from seabirds on offshore islands. In contrast though, the sheep or deer tick Ixodes ricinus feeds on practically all animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, humans and pets (particularly dogs). This tick can be active all year, but numbers start to increase from late March, peaking in late spring and summer and will remain active until October.

Tips and tricks to stay safe from ticks

  • Tick can be found at any time of year.
  • If ticks are infected, they can spread lime disease.
  • Found in high grass areas such as country side and woodland.
  • Ticks don't jump. They wait on the tips of vegetation and long grass.
  • If bitten, do not squeeze the tick's body. Remove with a tool.
  • Stick to paths and cover up as much as possible when outside.
  • Use insect repellents to keep ticks away.

Smidge Pocket Smidge 18ml
Smidge Insect Repellent 75ml
Zap-It Insect + Mosquito Bite Relief
Highlander Repel Midge Spray
Care Plus 40% Deet Spray
Care Plus Natural 30% Citriodiol spray 60ml Insect Repellent
RRP: £7.99
Care Plus Sensitive 12.5% Saltidid Spray 60ml Insect Repellent
Care Plus Anti Tick Repellent
Care Plus Tick Out Tick Remover
Care Plus Ticks 2 Go
Life Systems Tick Remover Card
TICK LESS Hunting Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repeller
RRP: £29.99
On Point Tick Remover
RRP: £6.99
Rovince Mens Ergoline Anti-Tick Jacket
RRP: £179.99
Rovince Freewalker Anti-Tick Gaiters
Rovince Mens Ergoline Anti-Tick Shirt
Rovince Mens Profi Anti-Tick Shirt
Rovince Shield Comfort Anti-Tick Socks
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