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It is now about to be summer vacation, a summer vacation where many families due to the global corona-the situation will become and the ferierer out in the Danish summerland.

The Danish nature is, as you know, not quite as wild and fearsome as it is in many other places in the world. But, nevertheless, it may well bite off.

Therefore brings Extra Magazine here in collaboration with Stephan Springborg, biologist and nature guide at Nature, a small overview of what you should be particularly aware of the out in the green.

Flåterne is always the primary on the other side of the medal, a good sommerhustur in Denmark can pose. This year there are very many of them, warns Springborg.

- There are many ticks in years, because there are many mice. The mice are numerous, because there was much fruit in the bøgen last year, and it lives mice of the. The ticks that have been sitting on the mouse, can be infectious with borrelia, and it is there, it becomes dangerous.

Approximately 10 percent of mice in Denmark have borrelia, and therefore, it is not necessarily all of the ticks, which also has it.

nevertheless, one must take care of them, when you walk in the tall grass of up to a half meter height. Those who bite you, is very small, and keeps most of the dry weather.

- A good trick is to get the pants down in the socks, when you are out in the field, they keep to the, then, difficult to penetrate, explains Springborg on.

A bite from a tick showcased at the Danish Mads Pedersen's arm. He reached the dog to get antibiotics, and get no residual effects of the encounter with the little creeps. Skoveflåtbid. Photo: Henrik Schütt

the Risk of infection by tick bite is not certainly determined, but it will be greatly reduced, if flåten are removed within a day.

Flåtbiddet shows itself in the form of a flushing on the skin, which then spreads, itches and looks a bit like a scalding from, for example, nettles.

It will then grow and eventually form a ring. It is recommended to mark the outline with a marker and see if it grows, if you are in doubt about whether you've had a tick bite. And then one must go to the doctor - but not too fast, admonish the Danish Nature agency.

- It can not be examined before it is gone a week to 14 days. One should not panic and suse to the doctor immediately, the doctor discovers it is not from the blood sample, before the time is gone.

A bite you can easily avoid to discover if it is a place you can not see on the body. The symptoms are very individual - everything from nausea, to dizziness, to hallucinations or paralysis. In a few cases, death.

Borrelia can in good time however easily be cured by your doctor.

Facts about Borrelia

lyme disease is caused by infection with the bacterium Borrelia. In Denmark transferred the bacterium from animals to humans by the bite of the tick.

There are several symptoms of Borrelia. The first stage shows within weeks after the bidet with a characteristic red skin rash around bidstedet.

In the second stage, the infection can spread from bidstedet to other organs such as the brain. The symptoms of Borrelia in the brain shows itself typically as headaches and stiffness in the neck or back and nerve pain or muskellammelser - typically in the face.

You must be aware that some patients do not notice or remember that they have got a tick bite.

the Infection is transmitted only by tick bite, and is transmitted between people.

You can prevent infection by avoiding tick bites and by removing ticks as soon as possible. The risk of infection is very small within 24 hours after they are stuck. Flåten bites stuck in there, where the skin is thin and moist, as, for example, knæhaser, groin, armpits and hairline.

Ticks can, however, sit in all places and in children often on the head.

Source: Statens Serum Institut

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Ticks with the central european encephalitis is not very widespread here in the summer, but you can be very unlucky to bump into them on the island of Bornholm, up about Copenhagen and Viborg, and they have also been found around Tisvilde.

More information can be found on Statens Serum institut's website.


Hyalomma marginatum.

Hardly an easy name to pronounce, but you may have to get used to it.

For tick-type, which can be up to two centimetres long when it is filled with blood, have been found in Denmark.

It confirms the Statens Serum Institut, opposite Ekstra Bladet.

'We have seen them in Denmark, but it is only the adult ticks. Yet, we do not believe that Denmark is a place, where they nest,' writes Statens Serum institut's expert in virus & microbiological specialdiagnostik Karen Angeliki Krogfelt in an email to Ekstra Bladet.

You can read here, how they got to Denmark.


just Like with skovflåterne there are many firefighters in the year. They pose less of a danger than flåterne.

- But they are really tiring. It stings, and it stings for a long time.

Fangetrådene can be difficult to see and float around individually, if there are many waves that kill the firemen, bodies in pieces. Even outside of brandmandens body can the threads have the same power and live an independent life, explained it.

the Fireman can be known from aquarius know to be orange to pinkish and have a lot of fangearme hanging under the care of up to several meters. So you want to stay at a good distance, if you should be in no doubt.

Tons of firefighters in the shallows at the Øststranden by Hornbæk October 2016. Private: Yvonne Mundt


Hugormene is always there, even though they rarely show themselves when people are nearby. They are usually in very sandy areas with low, thin grass, especially on the hedejord, in western Jutland and north Zealand.

Hugormene are generally shy and looking away when they hear people trample. For most form a hugormebid not any danger, but it is recommended that you always seek medical advice.

- most people don't react so violently on a hugormebid, and the other responds not at all. But always go to the doctor after, this is my advice, says Springborg.

Viper is on the ministry's list of animals as private must not have at home. Photo: Thomas Boberg

the good news is, conversely, to the summer of this year does not offer many wasps, says Springborg. It is not known why they in great style, does not appear from the Danish summer in the year, but they will not be missed.

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