These 5 places where you may get bitten by ticks

Ticks are present throughout the year in the wild, but are more active during the warmer months, April to September, between early spring and late fall. During these months, you need to be even more vigilant if you want to avoid being bitten.

The transmission of Lyme disease to humans is effected only by tick bites, which live in wooded and humid areas, tall grasses of meadows, gardens and forest or urban parks.

Forests and wooded areas

48% of people who report a bite get stung in the forest. It is indeed a natural open very frequented by many animals. Well-maintained trails as well as places should be preferred and tall grass should be avoided.

The water points

The humidity of places such as lakes, ponds and ponds, favors the multiplicity of ticks.

The meadows

Tall and dense, meadow grass allows ticks to cling easily to livestock. Field soils are also swarming with small mammals (rats, mice, shrews).

Parks and gardens

Ticks are very present in parks and gardens. And for good reason, 29% of people who have been bitten say they have been bitten in a green space in an urban area.

Coastal herbs and bushes

Ticks also settle near beaches, especially in coastal grasses and bushes.

Cover and inspect

As indicated by the Ministry of Health, before an outdoor activity, you should cover your arms and legs with long clothes, and after an outdoor activity, carefully inspect your body.

In case of a tick bite: Monitor the stung area for one month. If a red, round plaque extends in a circle from the puncture site, consult a physician promptly.

In 30 days following a drop, a migrating erythema may appear, in the form of a red and round plaque that spreads in a circle around the dropped area and then disappears in a few weeks to a few months. The evolution is very favorable when the disease is diagnosed and treated early. A two-week antibiotic treatment is recommended. In the absence of treatment, joint, neurological or skin problems may occur.

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