Number of ticks past ten years increased
The average number of ticks in the Netherlands between 2006 and 2016 increased, with a peak in 2015. In that year, especially a lot of nymphs captured; sign in the phase between larf and adult.
That indicates that tekenlarven in 2014 could take advantage of the huge number of mice that year, so that they could further develop. Also last year, a record number of adult ticks captured, according to research from the Wageningen University.
The percentage sign that is infected with the Borrelia bacteria, which in people Lyme disease can cause, varies by location where the insects are trapped. At one location, has 7.5 percent of the character of the bacterium, while the other location 25 percent is infected.