I’d Like to Check You for Ticks
Not really. But I do like that song by Brad Paisley. It’s officially flea and tick season here at our house….well mainly ticks, and we seem to be finding them EVERYWHERE!!! They give me the heebie jeebies.
A couple nights ago, Steve wanted me to come look a bug on our wood floors that he at first thought was a piece of dog food. He told me to look at it from afar to see just how much it resembled dog food. I agreed and decided to get a closer look. That’s when I realized what it was.
An engorged TICK!!!!!
Isn’t that disgusting?!!!! Eww, I’m getting the shivers just looking at it. That’s a dog treat that Steve is holding it with.
Here’s the tick next to Steve’s finger so you can see the size of that monstrosity!
I just want to know where it came from. It’s obviously full of someone’s blood who lives in our house, because I don’t think that a fully engorged tick would just mosey on in and plant itself in the middle of our wood floors for no good reason. It had to have fallen off one of our animals, or worse……one of us!!! I checked all the furbabies, and none of them had any fleas or ticks that I could see, but I doused them with flea and tick medicine so that hopefully this won’t happen again.
However, I can’t douse myself with flea and tick medicine….they just don’t make that stuff for humans, and when I came in from picking up dog poop so Steve could mow the lawn (I know, gross. Sorry.), I found a TICK crawling on my hand!!!!! Luckily it hadn’t implanted it’s head into my epidermis yet, and was in it’s small shrunken state, but nonetheless…..I was grossed out! And the thing was, I couldn’t just brush it off me because then it would have landed on the carpet and who knows where it would of gone and to which host it would have attached itself. So I coaxed it onto a piece of paper and threw it into the garbage can outside. Hopefully that will deter it from coming back in our house. I don’t think I can deal with any more ticks in my house.