The ticks are out enforce this year. Drew walked our pups along a trail and pulled 9 ticks off of them. He bought Permethrin to spray on our boots, socks, and pants to kill ticks. There is a new and lethal tick disease to be warned of. Geez!
Do tick checks often when out walking in the woods, or even along the side of the road. Wear light colored clothing so that you can easily see the ticks. Don't touch the ticks with your bare hands if at all possible. And, wash your hand asap if you do have to touch the ticks to remove them from your clothing.