Personal protective measures against tick bites
The risk of tick-borne infections is reduced by avoiding tick bites and removing ticks from the body. Ticks live on the ground and climb 20 to 70 cm onto grasses and bushes where they find hosts with the help of temperature-sensitive cells. The bite is painless, and often you will not sense a tick moving on your skin.
Factsheets for experts about the most common tick species in Europe: Ixodes ricinus and Hyalomma marginatum.