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Where to look for and how to read the weather tick activity

Where to look for and how to read the weather tick activity Before embarking on any trip to the countryside, it is useful to find out where and when you will threaten most ticks. The information about the activity of these dangerous parasites as well as recommendations on how to protect from them specifically.

Weather tick activity in the Czech Republic Czech Hydrometeorological Institute publishes every Monday and Thursday. This information is usually available from April to October, but sometimes predictions are starting already in March. It depends on the current weather.

when to pay attention

The activity of ticks means the share of these mites who are ready to attack humans, within the total amount of ticks in a particular locality. The risk of attack is evaluated on a scale 1 to 10 with the increasing level of activity increases the risk of infection humans tick. If the parasite is infected, increasing the likelihood of contracting tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease.

What is recommended

Low risk (stage 1 and 2)
- wear clothes of bright fabrics that cover the arms and legs
- keep checking your skin and clothing

Moderate risk (grade 3 and 4)

- wear clothes of bright fabrics that cover the arms and legs
- keep checking your skin and clothing
- Do not sit and nelehat in nature

Medium risk (Step 5 and 6)

- wear clothes of bright fabrics that cover the arms and legs
- keep checking your skin and clothing
- Do not sit and nelehat in nature
- Do not enter into bushes

Great risk (grade 7 and 8)
- wear clothes of bright fabrics that cover the arms and legs
- keep checking your skin and clothing
- Do not sit and nelehat in nature
- Do not enter into bushes
- do not enter into the tall grass and vegetation in the water

Highest risk (steps 9 and 10)
- wear clothes of bright fabrics that cover the arms and legs
- keep checking your skin and clothing
- Do not sit and nelehat in nature
- Do not enter into bushes
- do not enter into the tall grass and vegetation in the water
- move only along paved roads

Regardless of the level of risk you should automatically each time you stay in the countryside view themselves and their children and the tick as soon as possible.


risk areas

Typical environments where ticks are most common and which you should protect the most are:
deciduous and mixed forests,
scrub and grassland.
vegetation near rivers and streams,
parks and gardens.

You can feel safer in coniferous forests and rocky environment where these parasites significantly less. Generally, they do not indicate a dry, sunny locations.


Source: Tick-borne encefalitida.cz



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