I just came in from walking though my flower garden, and felt something crawling on my neck and it was a wood tick. YUK! I'm serious thinking of getting some guinea hens as everyone says they take care of any tick problems. Will ask my brother about it tonight at dinner as they will be in his yard too. I can't take the ticks anymore. We have the deer ticks here too. My male cat has lyme disease and I get checked every yr for it.