Lyme disease, Powassan, Rocky mountain fever, oh my. If you live anywhere near the country or if you’ve ever spent time in nature, you’ve probably encountered ticks at some point. Whether you’ve seen one crawling on your clothing or had to pull one off your dog or yourself, you know how stubborn these arachnids can be. Plus, there is a very real risk of disease associated with the persistent bloodsuckers. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind the next time you encounter a tick.