Ticks are very small yet very dangerous insects that are related to spiders. They carry some dangerous microbes, but they are very easy to miss and have painless bites. Plus, they also like to climb up underneath the clothes and to bite in hard to find places. They are available in small, medium or large sizes, depending on the species.
Ticks do not jump, they do not fly nor drop from trees onto your head and back. If you ever find one there, it got attached to your foot and then crawled up there. They are around the size of a poppy seed and quite difficult to spot. Their bites are usually painless, but some people do get swellings, blistering or itchiness.
They are usually found in areas with deep or overgrown vegetation, where they can sneak on animals and suck their blood as a source of food. While they usually live on fields and forests, they can also be found in parks and home gardens. When people are walking, running or playing in the nature, they can easily brush against something they’re on, and the tick will climb on their skin and bite.