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Ticks and Neotrombicula autunnalis

In the meadows and woods of the park watch out for ticks and neotrombicula autunnalis!

In certain periods of the year in some areas of the Park there are two annoying parasites: ticks and the neotrombicula autunnalis.
A tick before and after the meal

The tick is mainly present in the fields during the spring and summertime (the vectors are animals). This parasite feeds on blood and thus can also affect humans. Ticks become dangerous because, although rarely, can transmit Lyme disease, a disease that is latent for years (also 5-10) which then takes the form of joint pains and eyesight problems.
Special pliers to remove ticks
So, if we are bitten by a tick we must be careful of removing it (use oil or vinegar over it to make it move, or try using tweezers to remove it with a turning movement avoiding its legs to remain in your skin); if, after a few hours, you notice big marks you need to go to the emergency room and follow the antibiotic treatment (specific pastilles for Lyme disease).
Neotrombicula autunnalis

Neotrombicula autunnalis is a mite that is found in wooded areas during the period October-December (it is, in fact, called autunnalis) able to provoke in humans autumn erythema or trombiculiasis which manifest itself on the skin, especially where it is thinner (arms, groin, back of knees, etc). It causes this dermatitis with lesions similar to insect bites which are very troublesome and persist about 4-6 days. Occurring often in the evening, the intense itch is caused by the stilosoma opening a follicle in the skin to feed on skin debris (unlike the tick, it does not feed on blood). The talc or sublimated sulfur are this mite repellants and are therefore useful using them rationally, as well as spray acaricides for human dermatological use.
In order to contain the two dermatitis you should wear high boots with trousers inside and long sleeves jackets on which every hour you should spray insect repellent sprays. Cortisone ointments are used for the treatment.