risk map - TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

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very low risk:
The parasite is neither active nor numerous: infestation is unlikely to happen. Be aware that indoor flea infestations can be active regardless of outdoor climates.
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low risk:
Infestation is rare. Be aware that indoor flea infestations can be active regardless of outdoor climates.
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medium risk:
The presence of active parasites occur. Be aware and consider suitable preventative measures.
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high risk:
Parasite activity has reached a level requiring increased awareness. Use preventive measures to reduce the risk of flea and tick infestation and parasite bites.
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very high risk:
Maximum vigilance and the use of protective measures are mandatory to protect you and your pet against parasites and the diseases they transmit.

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ticks
mosquitoes and sandflies
fleas
Risk Index and Maps for There are 3 main species of ticks in Europe. Each has a specific biotope. Check the specific risk for each species :
Ixodes ricinus
Dermacentor reticulatus
Rhipicephalus sanguineus

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Ixodes ricinus

Description

  • I. ricinus is the main tick species in Europe. It is adapted to cold temperatures although it prefers humidity and a temperate climate: it is a forest tick, also sometimes called the “deer tick”
  • Larvae and nymphs feed on all vertebrates including dogs, cats, human etc. Adults are mainly found on large animals but also on dogs & cats
  • Vector of Lyme disease, TBV encephalitis, anaplasmosis due to A. phagocytophilum (HGE)

advice

For optimal tick control

  • Immediate elimination of the ticks present on the animal and on its owner after a walk in a tick infested area, using appropriate measures