Practical tips for Vienna-travelers
You should watch out for ticks when walking in Vienna woods (Wienerwald).
Where do ticks live
These little parasites, insects not bigger than a pinhead, are waiting in the grass, bushes and on trees. They smell sweat and jump on man or animal. They suck blood like a leech.
Consider a vaccination, in german: "Impfung gegen FSME" or "Zeckenimpfung". A doctor does it for approx. 20 Euro (price: 2004).
Ticks treatment / how do you remove ticks
Remove ticks with a small tweezer. Removals with alcohol or oil is not proper. Nevertheless visit a doctor, because there is a risk of encephalitis or other tick's disease. The same advice for how to get ticks off dogs.
Dogs and ticks
If You take a walk with a pet better look twice. Cats and dogs usually run through high grass.