Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass and shrubs where they will wait to attach to a passing host. Physical contact is the only method of transportation for ticks as they do not jump or fly but may drop from their perch and fall onto a host. Ticks will generally try to climb to the highest part of their host.
Late Lyme Disease
If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing an attached tick, see your doctor. Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, and where you most likely acquired the tick. Early treatment is important in preventing late Lyme disease complications.
For more information visit http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/ or http://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-25890---,00.html