Ticks can be found anywhere, but are typically located in long grass, rough upland and woodland areas – especially those which are damp and have high humidity. However, the spread of ticks means that they are now seen in urban areas, coastal environments and in most areas of the UK.
The south of England, being warmer, has a higher tick population than the cooler north, but the long grasses and increasing average temperature of places like the Lake District and Scotland mean that tick populations are also growing there too. Sadly, there is no ‘safe’ area from ticks in the UK.
Although rare, other pets (usually dogs) may also bring ticks into the house, which can drop off and then bite your cat.
To see which other of our household pets can pick up ticks, take a look at our dedicated tick homepage.