Not only ticks are annoying: anyone who goes for a walk in the forest has to be careful of deer lice flies from July to October.
Stuttgart – The deer louse fly usually targets forest dwellers such as deer, roe deer or wild boar. However, if you run into a person or a pet such as a dog and cat in the forest, they too will become prey. The insect is also known as the "flying tick" because it flies to its host and sheds its wings as soon as it has found a suitable place to suckle blood.
The "flying tick" also attacks humans and its bite transmits dangerous bacteria, reveals BW24 *.
The bite is extremely uncomfortable and causes severe itching. * BW24 is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.