Just a cautionary tale - I spent $188 today to have a tiny tick removed from my belly button. The bite itself was incredibly painful, which I was thankful for, otherwise I might not have known it was there. It was about the size of a flea. I have talked with some other neighbors who have also been bit in the last few weeks - very small, very painful. Two things I learned today - 1) Ticks burrow in clockwise, and so need to be gently twisted out COUNTER-clockwise. 2) I was told that it takes at least 24 to 36 hours of someone hosting a tick, for any possibility of Lyme disease to manifest. This happened while I was sleeping in bed. We have cats - one of which we are now referring to as "The Tick Bus".