Wondering how widespread the problem is of ticks?
We live in a rural place; as we have done in different areas of Donegal for some years; sheep country.
In the last five years, the number of ticks has escalated massively.
And they stick to the cats in numbers.
And occasionally we get bitten of course.
And see them walking towards us.....
They carry no disease, thankfully, but..
I have become adept at finding them on the two long-haired cats, and at removing them, with a pair of tweezers.
The new tick season has began already.
Is there anything that will prevent them? We are seeing several a week already.
We gather that either farmers are not dipping their sheep for long enough; or that ticks have become resistant?