They are external parasites which can be found on all animals, included man. You can find them more easily in the grass where they tend to stay on the higher stems to better parasite a passing guest, but also in locations with aggregation of animals, where there can be a simple passage of the parasite from a subject to another.
They don’t provoke hitch therefore you note their presence only because you see the parasite which can be confused with a crust or ( it happened to me) with a nipple..or during cuddles well hidden in the fur.
Control above all ears with a particular attention to subjects with long and pending ears, the armpits and among mains and feet fingers, often disregarded areas but where their presence is more usual. The ticks according to the phase of their life can be very small or big like a bean and full of the guest’s blood.
Once individuated it has to be taken out immediately, if you have an anti-parasite spray you have to spray it on the parasite, otherwise alcohol, then with tweezers, there are specific ones on sale, try to unscrew it not to tear. Only in this case we should be sure to have removed it entirely. It can be opportune to apply an antibiotic paste.
Advise always your Veterinary because these parasites can provoke serious pathologies even after months. For one of these serious pathology the “ piroplasmosi” a vaccine has been on sale for many years, which is suggested for dogs spending a lot of time outside or that are easily attacked by the ticks.