BIO SPIN Novi Sad - COMBATING TICKS

Combating ticks

Ticks are divided into hard ticks (family Ixodidae Nuttalliellidae and Ixodidae) and soft (family Argasidae). Ticks use special hooks on the front legs to attach themselves to the hosts in order to feed on their blood.

Seen from the health - epidemiological aspects, tick control is necessary to protect humans and animals because ticks vectors of pathogens causing diseases such as Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis West Nile fever, etc.

Their habitats are mostly forests, high grass and shrub vegetation covered landscapes, as well as urban areas, parks, resorts, so that their control is exceptionally important.

Hard ticks
(familiy Nuttalliellidae i Ixodidae)
Soft tick
(familiy Argasidae)