Seriously? Ug - The ones we had in Michigan were tiny and only got on you if you brushed against tall grass.

Ya'll know they are arachnids, right? <shudder>

I did read that the specific ticks in Henry Coe were less likely to carry Lyme because their main food, a certain lizard, was not a carrier of lyme. Read it on the inter-tubes so... Henry Coe Tick article

Maybe in March they aren't out yet? (Rethinking the whole Henry Coe idea)