Here’s the finisher to my tick cartoon. Again, I’d just like to stress that ticks can be very serious pests, and this is more of a humorous story than anything else. Some folks react with extreme panic at the sight of a tick, but I feel that a calm approach to these parasites is much more appropriate. For starters, their bites do not inflict any pain (that I’m aware of, at any rate–and I’ve been bitten multiple times). And finally, if you find one scampering about on you or your pet, they are pretty easy to remove. I typically just grab ’em between my thumb and forefinger, and have yet to be bitten by one caught in this manner.

Well, the theme has been all about ticks, so here’s some more helpful information.

Here’s how to keep your dog safe, too!