Pest control guidance
Sheep ticks and tick bites
The sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus) has many different names in Norway but is usually known as ‘flått’ or ‘skogflått’. It sucks the blood of birds and mammals, including humans, and can transmit disease.
Prevention and control of ticks
Combating ticks in nature is difficult. You can prevent tick bites - dress properly, use insect repellent on clothes and be careful where you walk in tick areas.
Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease)
Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Norway and Europe. Borreliosis is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato that can be transmitted by tick bites.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE virus infections)
TBE is caused by infection of the central nervous system with the tick-borne encephalitis virus. The virus is transmitted by tick bites.