The flying tick season seems to be over. Unfortunately, winged, and at the same time extremely troublesome, insects, due to the relatively warm weather, still occur in quite large clusters, attacking both people and our pets. Are flying ticks dangerous? What are the symptoms of a bite? How to scare them away effectively? See for yourself.
The roe deer’s wren, also known as the flying tick, is a winged insect up to 6 mm in size. It has a flattened body, covered with a chitinous armor and three pairs of legs, ending with hooks, thanks to which it effectively attaches itself to the victim’s body.
Flying ticks in Poland occur throughout the country, but most often they can be found in forests in the summer and autumn. Flying ticks in the forest parasitize mainly on animals – according to the name, most often on roe deer or red deer. Unfortunately, deer clippers also often attack people, just like classic ticks, biting into the skin and drinking blood.
Roe deer wrens most often attack in swarms in the forest environment, near paths or streams, where they live every day. Their presence and attack is extremely troublesome for humans – insects not only implant themselves in the skin, but also try to get under clothes, to the nose, mouth or eyes of a person.
A roe deer’s bite is painless, making it easy to overlook. After a bite, the skin is usually red, which starts to itch and then hurt.
After being bitten by a flying tick, an itchy thickening, a papule appears on the skin, which can be visible from a few days to 2/3 weeks. In extreme cases, the bite mark lasts for several months.
The bite of a roe deer can result in a chronic allergic reaction, causing severe erythema around the bite. A flying tick bite can be very dangerous for young children and people with allergies!
Some sources indicate that flying ticks can be carriers of certain diseases and bacteria, but this has not been confirmed anywhere. However, it is worth being careful, because according to some sources, clippers’ bites can cause serious diseases, such as Lyme disease or anaplasmosis.
Source From: Gazetakrakowska