But these factors can also have disadvantages, especially if you appreciate the wooden areas.
Indeed, the actual tick season begins in May, although according to the investigations, it would begin informally in March and extend until the end of October.
As long as temperatures remain at more than five degrees, ticks remain active as well.
These damaging and absolutely dangerous creatures are mostly active in May and June, which presupposes that their season has really begun. However, for the medical authorities, they can sting at any season.
Known to be the vectors of Lyme disease transmission, for scientists, ticks would be responsible for a disease worse than that of Lyme. Its name is the Powassan virus , which in 60% of cases can cost life, or lead to lifetime disability.
The name of this virus is eponymous of the city of Powassan in Ontario in Canada, where a little boy succumbed after being stung. The researchers warn now against the growing number of ticks that carry the virus, of which there are three kinds.
The problem with this new virus is that it has not yet found a particular symptom, so it is complicated to prevent or cure it a little earlier. But the doctors say that the symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, speech confusion, which are, among other things, practical symptoms that you can see for yourself. For this purpose, a doctor should be consulted urgently.
If you have been to a wooded area, the chances of suffering are greater, but also know that your pet may also carry ticks carrying the virus.
Here are some practical tips to reduce the risk of becoming infected:
-Use insect repellent.
– Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you go in the woods and areas where the grass is high.
– Check daily if you have been a victim or not a tick bite.
-Take shower after each exit.
-Control from day to day if your animals do not carry ticks.
-Make appointments with a doctor if you suffer from fever or dizziness.
– Scientists believe that this virus will gradually increase in the world in the years to come, but no treatment still exists for this, for this purpose, it will be necessary to be vigilant.