Stop the Tick

Stop the Tick

'Magnified one thousand times, the insect
Looks farcically human; laugh if you will!...'   Robert Graves


Ticks are arachnids, part of the spider family, they have four pairs of legs and live off the blood of people and animals. Their favorite hosts are small rodents, deer, sheep, and birds, however, they will not turn down a meal from other hosts who pass by, including us and our pets.

Tick live in the long grasses and find their host through movement, with humans they will often attach themselves to socks and then climb inside the trouser leg to find a warm and safe spot to feed. Ticks have no teeth but feed by inserting their whole mouth into their host - this anchors them to the spot and allows them to feed on blood - sometimes for as long as 72 hours.

The bite of a tick is not painful, but it can be dangerous as the tick may pass bacteria from host to host. The gravest danger from Ticks is that of Lyme Disease, a debilitative condition that, if left untreated, can cause severe joint, heart or nervous-system disorders.

Ticks are present in most northern climates, and are a particular problem in northern parts of Europes (UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland etc), Notthern America (Canada and the northern United States), Russia, China and Japan.

Stop the Tick and stay safe in three easy stages

PREVENT - cover up where possible and tuck your trousers into your socks, wear Care Plus Bugsox for added protection and cover bare skin with a DEET based repellent (although other repellents also work against ticks for a few hours)

REMOVE - to minimise the risk of infection check regularly,  and ideally remove ticks within 8 hours of being bitten. Do not burn or smother the tick, use a Care Plus Tick Out for safe removal.

TEST -  if you find an engorged tick that has been feeding you can test it for the presense of Lyme Disease causing Borrelia bacterium using the Care Plus Tick Test. The test takes just 20 minutes and if positive your doctor can start treatment immediately. 

Care Plus Anti-Tick Repellent

Care Plus Anti-Tick Repellent

£7.99£7.49

A tick bite can cause Lyme disease and FSME. When it comes to ticks it is important to cover your sk.....

Care Plus Tick Out - Tick Remover

Care Plus Tick Out - Tick Remover

£3.99

The Care Plus Tick Out – Tick Remover provides a safe and reliable way to remove ticks found biting .....

Care Plus Ticks 2 Go - Lever Style Tick Remover

Care Plus Ticks 2 Go - Lever Style Tick Remover

£3.99

Have you been out in the countryside? Check yourself and each other for tick bites! If you have been.....

Care Plus Tick Test - Borrelia Bacterium

Care Plus Tick Test - Borrelia Bacterium

£9.99

The Care Plus Tick Test is a single use testing kit that you can use at home to check for the presen.....

Care Plus Anti-Insect 30% DEET Gel (80ml)

Care Plus Anti-Insect 30% DEET Gel (80ml)

£6.99

  Care Plus Anti Insect 30% DEET Gel is recommended for European and / or Topical destinat.....

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (60ml)

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (60ml)

£6.99

Care Plus Anti Insect 40% DEET Spray is recommended for European and / or Tropical destinations (DEE.....

Care Plus Anti-Insect 50% DEET Lotion (50ml)

Care Plus Anti-Insect 50% DEET Lotion (50ml)

£6.99

Care Plus Anti Insect 50% DEET Lotion is recommended for anyone travelling to any part of the world .....

Care Plus Minispray Travelset

Care Plus Minispray Travelset

£13.99

Now you can keep insect protection in your pocket with the Care Plus minisprays! These 15ml sized bo.....

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (100ml)

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (100ml)

£7.99

  This is an extra-large version of the standard DEET 40% spary - providing enough DEET to.....

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (200ml)

Care Plus Anti-Insect 40% DEET Spray (200ml)

£14.99

This 200ml 40% DEET Spray is the largest volume spray produced by Care Plus and is aimed at families.....

Care Plus Mosquito Net Bugsheet

Care Plus Mosquito Net Bugsheet

£9.99£9.00

The Care Plus Mosquito Net Bugsheet (LLI) is a rectangular sheet (1.1 m x 2.2 m) of impregnated.....

Care Plus Bugsox Adventure

Care Plus Bugsox Adventure

£15.99

Care Plus Bugsox Adventure are unique DURALLIN impregnated socks that help to protect against Ticks .....

Care Plus Bugsox Traveller (2 pairs)

Care Plus Bugsox Traveller (2 pairs)

£18.99

Care Plus Bugsox Traveller are unique Healthguard impregnated socks that help to protect against Tic.....