Frequently Asked Questions

They transmit 70 different pathogens that cause serious diseases. The most common disease transmitted by ticks is Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis.

No. On average, 1 in 4 ticks is infected, which makes for 20-25%.

No. The risk of contracting the disease depends on how long a tick stays in our skin. The longer the exposure, the higher the risk.

No. Ticks can be found everywhere.

It is a result of global warming. Ticks live at approximately 7°C and in our region such temperatures are recorded from March to November.

They vary. One characteristic symptom is migrating redness which usually appears about 2 weeks after a tick bite.

You can read more about the signs and symptoms here

Causal and symptomatic treatment is used – mainly antibiotic therapy (spirochaetes are bacteria) and drugs for co-existing symptoms (e.g. painkillers).

Erythema migrans is a very specific symptom of Lyme disease. Its appearance on a patient’s skin is a manifestation of Lyme disease. Migrating redness usually appears approximately 10-14 days after a tick bite. The classic erythema migrans looks like a circular shooting target. It has an oval or round bite spot in the centre, followed by a pale ring. The erythema is surrounded by a red ring which “migrates”, e.g. expands every day.

No. In 30-50% of the cases, erythema migrans does not occur. Instead, a rash can appear, so we have to be careful.

No. It is an allergic reaction to the bite. Erythema migrans does not appear until 7-10 days after the bite.

Check your body after returning from places where ticks can live, use repellents or biocidal products, wear appropriate clothes.

So far, no vaccine for Lyme disease has been developed. Treatment is available for tick-borne encephalitis.

By using repellents and/or biocidal products for animals.

Yes. Permethrin is one of them.

The best way to remove a tick is to use tick extractor (included in the package). Pick the tick extractor depending on the size of the tick. Disinfect the tick extractor. Grasp the tick as close to the surface of your skin as possible. Twist the tick, the side of the twirling doesn't matter. Disinfect the site of the contact and wash your hands. Disinfect also the tick extractor, because it's reusable.

Everything which was not mentioned in the previous answer!

Nothing. Actually, it is better to leave it that way. It will fall off after several days, as the skin will exfoliate dead epidermis.

Wrap a tick and send it to a sanitary and epidemiological station, a laboratory or test it at home using the quick # checkthetick™ test. Thanks to the # checkthetick™ test we can learn a lot about a tick in only 10 minutes. Laboratory test results take longer.

Highly reliable - 96%.

Visit a doctor.

Serology tests, which detect IgG/IgM antibodies in your blood should be performed several (4-6) weeks after a tick bite. If the tests are performed too soon, the results may be negative (the level of antibodies will be too low). You should do the #checkthetick test immediately after removing a tick or send the tick to a laboratory.

10 minutes

All ticks, both small and big ones.

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