Ticks cannot jump, fly, or move quickly. Instead, they hang on leaves or grass and reach out, patiently waiting for a potential host to walk by. If a host brushes the spot the tick is waiting, the tick climbs on and makes a home. Ticks found on people and animals need to be removed carefully by grabbing behind the head with tweezers and slowly pulling away from the skin. Crushing the tick could release dangerous fluids, causing Lyme disease and other medical concerns. Ticks are generally found outdoors in heavily wooded areas or in home foliage, so our treatment is mainly targeted outside of the home.