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Map of tick threat risk

This interactive tick map, created with the results from The Big Tick Project survey1, is a great start to knowing the risks in your local area. The risks are increased if you or your pet walk through areas with a lot of high grass, and/or areas where a lot of wildlife might roam.

Keep in mind that, even if you live in a low-risk area, your pet might be at risk if you walk in areas with tall grass and lots of wildlife.

Just enter your postcode below and zoom in to uncover the potential tick risks near you.

* Abdullah et al. Parasites & Vectors (2019) 12:71
Tick risk area key
  • High
  • High - Medium
  • Low - Medium
  • Tick - Low
  • No Data
  • No Data

    No Data

  • Tick - Low

    Tick - Low

    Ticks won't necesarly die from extreme cold days, especially if they are only for a short period of time. If it gets too cold, ticks will look to hide in ground litter to protect themselves from snow and will resurface if the temperature increases

  • Low - Medium

    Low - Medium

    Ticks will survive in cold weather by either finding a host or hidding under ground litter - there has been reports of ticks being active even on days below 0, so year round protection is definitvely recommended. 

  • High - Medium

    High - Medium

    This is the optimal temperature at which ticks seek a host to feed on - remember to inspect your dog and yourself for ticks after long walks near tall grass or in areas with a lot of wild deer

  • High

    High

    Ticks don't do well in high heats, so they will look to hide in ground litter rather than latch onto a prey