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Dubious benefits of midges and ticks explored

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They are Scotland's most notorious bloodsucking pests, but the Mountaineering Council of Scotland is highlighting the benefits of midges and ticks.

Swatted, warded off with smelly repellent or twisted out with tweezers from where they have burrowed into skin, midges and ticks usually get short shrift by people they encounter.

Midge bites can cause irritating red itchy sores while those of ticks can result in serious, long-lasting medical problems.

But to raise greater awareness of the health risks the latter can pose to human health, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has explored the positive benefits of the tiny pests.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...slands-23225254

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Ticks could disappear from the face of the earth and I wouldn't miss them. I have a feeling if I lived in Scotland those flies could go with them.

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