Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors will probably come across ticks sooner or later. News reports on ticks can paint an alarming picture, but they aren't actually as dangerous as many people think. Although ticks can carry and spread disease, tick bites don't usually cause health problems. In Germany, ticks are active between about March and November.
If you are bitten by a tick, any problems are usually only temporary and minor. Tick bites rarely have serious or lasting effects. And there are several things you can do to prevent tick bites and possible complications. This can make it easier to deal with these tiny creatures.