Back in Ohio I never really saw ticks. I remember once mom pulled one off a kitten but that was it. Never saw any when I worked in a vet clinic in high school. We brought Hudson home a week ago and I've already pulled 3 off of him. We have a vet appointment on Thursday for his 2nd round of shots and will be picking up some flea & tick prevention then. As much as I don't like the cold I'm hoping for a cold winter to kill off some of these creepy-crawlies.