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Can showering once a week cause ticks?

I just had a small insect crawl on my forehand, crushed it with a kleenex. From where do these come? Can you see ticks? I am afraid of ticks, wish I could shower more.

I think a lot of ticks come from trees. You get them in wooded areas a lot if I’m not mistaken. I doubt showering only once a week would have an impact on whether or not you get ticks on you.

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Ticks live in woods and brushy grass. You’ll typically find them on your legs since they can only crawl (they don’t jump or anything). You can see them, the adults anyways. They’re about a centimeter long. If you go in areas like that, you can buy spray that will repel them and they’ll be no bother.

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The ticks that I have seen you can. I remember when I was younger my parents having to light a match put it out and then burn off the tick to get it to let go of younger siblings…

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@Bowens @Kip-Kipper

Is it true that ticks get inside you through your skin?
Its scary. I saw pictures on google and its disgusting the way they penetrate the skin. The one I killed didnt have long legs like the ticks they show in google though. I never go into the woods, I very rarely go outside.

I defer to @Kip-Kipper on that one. He seems to be the expert. I did not know they could not jump until I looked it up.

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I’ve been seeing these tiny gnats flying by me last couple of days.
I took a shower yesterday after this.

But I doubt that not showering can attract these insects.

Just a coincidence

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I am relieved, from google, as I was scared that it will get inside my body:

Ticks don’t burrow completely under the skin , but parts of their head can become lodged under the skin as they feed

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Yeah, I know they can really get “stuck” on hard and be hard to dislodge. I remember a few being on my younger siblings when we went camping in the woods when we were younger.

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Don’t worry bud, it probably wasn’t a tick. Those are mostly found on outdoor pets. Take care. It sounds like a harmless potato bug maybe.

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Did it look like this?

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Doesn’t look like a tick to me. But I can’t be certain.
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If it was a tick, it would most likely already be burrowed in your skin. In my experience, ticks don’t usually crawl around once they have skin access. It does sound like you’re infested with something, though. Do you wake up with suspicious bites anywhere?

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I heard you unscrew them to get them completely out of you.
Of course that would be handy if you could do that with pregnant women too.

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Right, they don’t burrow, they attach. They’re almost completely flat insects until they start feeding. Unless you live in a country/rural area, you really don’t have much to worry about coming across them. And if one does bite and attach (which is painless), a pair of tweezers and some patience is the way to go with removal. Pull straight back and wait for them top release. And easy to tell them because they have 8 legs. Lots of tick experience here lol

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It had smaller legs.

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No bites so far, I examined my bed and room, couldnt find others.

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You don’t get ticks because of your hygiene. Anyone who has skin and is around any animal is susceptible to them.

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We dont have any animal, no dog no cat etc

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If it was a tick, it must have been brought in from outside contact. Since you don’t have an animal, it’s not likely there are more. Be thankful you found the one. I’d keep a look out for more, but I wouldn’t worry too much.

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