Ticks are nothing to fool around with.  They can carry diseases that have long-term health consequences.  Learn more about ticks, identifying specific ticks, their biology, lifecycles and habitat as well as what you can do to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases.  The links below contain some good information to get you started:

https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2019/07/16/ticks-and-tick-borne-diseases/ video presentations regarding tick borne diseases, OSU Extension

https://u.osu.edu/bite/ tick courses, videos, information

https://u.osu.edu/bite/sample-page/ Tick prevention, removal, identification, diseases etc.

https://tickencounter.org/ University of Rhode Island.  Tick ID, tick habitat info, tick protection

https://www.tickreport.com/  send a tick in, and receive a report about what disease causing microbes the tick may be carrying, including Lyme disease

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Making Tick Tubes