UK Tick Threat Map

This interactive tick map, created with the results from The Big Tick Project survey, is a a great start to understanding the risks in your local area. Even if you live in a low risk area, the widespread prevalence of ticks in the UK and the active nature of your pets puts them at risk of exposure. Use the map to search for the types of ticks and tick-borne diseases that are prevalent in different areas across the UK and find your nearest practice that is supporting The Big Tick Project.

Simply add your postal code below and zoom in to uncover the potential tick risks near you.

Use the tick map to identify
your local tick threat

Tick Threat




  • Participating Vets
  • Additional Info

Select tick species below to see which were hiding in your area and how many were found there.

  • Ixodes Ricinus

    Castor bean tick / Sheep tick / Wood tick

  • Ixodes Hexagonas

    Hedgehog tick

  • Ixodes Canisuga

    Dog tick

  • Dermacentor

    Red sheep tick

  • Unspecified

Visit the ‘Get acquainted with ticks’ page to find out more about the most common tick species and examine their profiles.

Tick risk
area key

  • High risk
  • High-med risk
  • Med risk
  • Low-med risk
  • Low risk
  • No data
The big tick project
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