I used to live in northern Arizona and got a call from a friend to come over and see the cool bugs she found on the wall inside her house. She had them in a jar and thought they were really interesting because they looked like "rocks." They were engorged ticks. She had no idea. We checked her dogs and found them infested. Ugh! I had 3 dogs in show coat and ran home to go over them hair by hair. Luckily, nothing. I hate ticks!!!! I can't imagine having one attached to me! Shudder!!!!