Should I check people and pets for ticks?
If you’ve found a tick in your home, it’s really important to check your pets and your family members for signs of ticks to be safe.
Ticks can be tiny before they feed – as small as a sesame seed – and they tend to be found in areas where they are hard to spot. On pets that’s around the ears and between the toes, whereas on children it’s often around the hairline. Ticks could also be around your feet and legs or even hand or waist if you’ve walked through grass or vegetation. Once a tick starts feeding on blood, it can grow up to 200 times from sesame seed size to the size of a coffee bean – making them far easier to spot.