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Waking up in Moscow because of the warm winter, ticks are unlikely to bite humans — they fall asleep again, when colder. The danger of winter insects has denied a press-the Secretary of the Zoological Museum of Moscow state University Ilya Hairnow, reports RIA Novosti.
Hairnow said that the mites overwinter in the litter or upper soil layers, waking up at a temperature of 1-3 degrees Celsius.
The supply of blood they start usually at a temperature of 7-10 degrees, so the bite is unlikely. At the onset of cold weather, ticks go dormant.
The press Secretary added that the mites overwinter in the larval stage or nymphs that look like adults and lead a parasitic way of life. He assured that the majority of mites are unlikely to be active due to snow.
Earlier in January, leading researcher of the research Institute for Disinfectology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalia Shashina warned that the warm and snowless winter in the Central part of Russia led to an early awakening of the ticks. She said that the mass exit of mites is not expected, so no need to panic. According to Casinoi, to protect against such ticks should normally properly dressed. She said that long pants are required to fill in the boots and shirt into pants.
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