Ticks are a *****. I have never gotten one here in the city but I go out to my dad's place every few weeks and do some trimming and bush hogging on about 50 acres and get them all the time. I got Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever the middle of last summer. I was sick with severe headaches and joint pain and a fever that would come and go about every hour, it was the sickest I have ever been. I had it for two weeks before I couldn't take the headaches any more, head felt like it was going to explode 24 hours a day and then a rash started popping up all over me but more around my torso and neck. Went to a clinic hear and as soon as I told them what I felt like and they saw the rash their first question was do I ever get any ticks. They did some blood tests and came back positive for Rocky Mounted Spotted Fever, gave me a heavy dose of antibiotics I had to take for 30 days and some codeine laced something for headaches. I fought with that stuff for almost 2 months before I felt half normal again. It was nasty but they say they don't think you can get it again once you have had it. Hopefully I can avoid the Lyme disease also.