If you’ve chosen to holiday in England, you may think you’re safe from unpleasant creepy crawlies. Without wanting to put you off enjoying everything our great nation has to offer, tick numbers are rising in the UK…and so should your awareness. Charity Lyme Disease Action advises on ways to stay safe and avoid tick-borne Lyme disease. Holidaymakers are advised to keep well covered, use a Deet-based insect repellent, check regularly for ticks and to carry a tick remover at all times. For more information or to buy a tick remover (£4.99 including p&p), visit www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk.