FK – Wish I had a $10 bill for every tick I ever pulled off myself. They are far more numerous in recent years but seem to be down this year. The ‘turkey mites’ or tick nymphs are a far greater concern to me, since it can take days for the itching to end. The fastest way to deal with that is to use flea and tick shampoo after time outdoors and to pop the little itchy bumps like a zit to get the fluid out. This usually makes them stop itching and dry up.
Increasing evidence points to inflammation as source of nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease