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A Surprise Visitor

This week one of our technicians was called out to identify a bug that had been found in a customer’s  bed the day after they had returned from a month long stay in a rural area of California. Needless to say both the customer and our technician thought we would be dealing with a bed bug.

However the bug turned out to be an American Dog Tick. Like our ticks in the UK they are often picked up whilst out walking in the countryside. They may also carry diseases which may be transmitted when they bite. It is therefore extremely important to keep an eye on yourself if you suspect you may have been  bitten by this creature, and report any symptoms to a doctor straight away.