Yes there are ticks here. It is a huge problem. We lost our dog to a paralysis tick shortly after we moved here back in 1997. My daughter is a vet nurse at the local vet and they put up a tally of the number tick cases treated. The number was around l00 last time I checked.
no not a problem, but new beith is feral, wild packs of dogs rooming the streets because hardly any owners shut their gates, 3 people have been attacked in my street by pitballs, too much hooning in general, crime greenbank shops broken into (ram raded) nearly once a week, but on the positive side the nature in the area is the drawcard and greenbank udia development isn't goign ahead.