People would probably spend more time outdoors if it wasn’t for lurking pests. Insects and creatures can scratch, bite, or sting you. In the worst cases, an encounter could send you to the hospital. This why many would second-guess visiting a hiking trail, having a picnic, or even laying on their lawn. Ticks are just one species that have folks weary. They are extremely small bugs that drink the blood of animals and humans. Since they do this, the likelihood of disease transmission is great.