the thing i really really hate about ticks isn't the blood-sucking and various potential diseases, although those are pretty icky too. it's the way my skin crawls for hours after i find one on me, which is NOT FUN when i'm stuck at work for another 5 hours.
you found a tick on you? eeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkk! maybe think of atlantis and your skin will stop crawling. The tick is off now I hope?
Yeah, it's off. It was never actually on my skin--I just happened to notice it crawling up my jeans when I got back to work from lunch (I live about 3 blocks from where I work, so I walk). My skin's mostly stopped crawling (except now that I've started thinking about it again >_<), although my scalp is still all prickly. I figure a shower should take care of that, though.
Ewwwww! fleas are bad enough but don't ticks dig in under the skin or something equally horrible?
Yup. Also, they don't itch or anything, so unless you happen to brush it with your fingertips or catch sight of it in the mirror or something, you won't even know it's there. Until you wind up with Lyme disease or something. Ugh.