Martine49's picture


Observed: 17th September 2012 By: Martine49

Small tick like insect, found several on clothes, full of blood


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Amoeba's picture

Lyme Disease alert!

Depending upon where these were found, on a human, or a dog for instance, one needs to be aware that some ticks spread diseases, including Lyme disease. If one of these bit someone and it was accompanied by a rash, it is important to see one's GP and get tested.
Lyme disease is reasonably widespread in the UK.
Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases can be quite serious. If in any doubt, get tested.
Dogs can be seriously affected too.

DavidNotton's picture

Bed bug

in a domestic situation bed bug is also possible, but cannot be sure from this picture