Before a bite, the tick can take some time to crawl all over the person's skin. Therefore, always check carefully your clothes, your skin and hair for ticks after having been outside. To prevent ticks from getting onto the skin, it is recommended to wear sport trousers with wide elastic bands or to tuck them into socks while in the forest. Also, it is advisable to wear lace-up shoes, a hat, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. Ticks are more easily seen on light-coloured clothing and you can also use an anti-tick spray for protection purposes. However, you should remain vigilant at all times while being outside or after having spent some in the open.
Ticks are often found on other animals, dogs etc. They do not pose a threat to them, but they can jump from an animal to a person. Therefore, pets are also to be checked after being taken for a walk and you are advised not to touch animals in the open air.