Ticks are nasty creatures that will attach themselves to you anywhere on your body. If you take a walk in a woods, forest or grassy area you should check yourself for ticks afterwards. You can find ticks anywhere outside so it is a good idea to check your body for ticks every night before you go to bed.
To check your body for ticks you need to look everywhere to be sure they are not attached to you. A tick that is attached can spread diseases so the faster you pull them off of you the better.
If you have spent some time in a wilderness area you may want to take a shower to help you check for ticks.
Get a routine for checking for ticks so you are sure to check everywhere. Start at one spot and work around your body checking for ticks as you go. For instance start on your head and all over your scalp moving your hair as you go to check for any small bumps that do not belong there. If you feel a bump then check further to see if it is a tick. Be sure to feel all over the ears and neck. Chances are you will not see a tick in your hair so you need to feel for them.
After your head check your neck and go down on your body from there pay special attention on itchy areas. Look under you arms and in all the areas of your skin. Keep going down to your legs and feet. A tick will attach to anywhere blood flows so take a good look and in areas that you can not see you will need to feel.
If you do find a tick take a tweezers and gently grab the tick and pull it straight out from your skin. It is important to pull out the tick head or it may get infected.
If the tick is a small deer tick and it is engorged with your blood you will need to watch the area for the tell tale bulls eye that may form on the area around the tick bite. If a bulls eye forms you need to see a doctor.
Tick bites can happen anytime of year but there is less chance in the winter. Keep a close watch on your skin for any ticks that may bite.