I found a tick on me yesterday, and another one this morning (so that was two from yesterday). I average one tick per most gardening day -- so far I find them before they dig in (knock on wood) on my skin, scalp, or clothing.
I have fairly sensitive skin (can't wear wool -- not even lambs wool... or synthetic fibers) and that might be helping to feel/sense them on my skin and scalp. And one doesn't seem like much to hear other folks with REAL tick problems describe the numbers they have to deal with.....
Do you have ticks in your garden? Do you see them outside or on you?
- Not at all (I would freak out)
- Yes (How bad?)
-- less than 1 per day or every other day on average
-- 1 to 3 per day
-- 4 to 8 per day or every other day on average
-- 9 to over a dozen per day or every other day on average
If you do have ticks, what are your basic preventive and routine for avoiding getting bitten?
What do you do if you find a tick had burrowed in your skin?
How do you treat it if you do get a tick bite?