Quoting mama.smiley:" if it's a tick you should either cut it in half or flush it down the toilet cause smushing it wont help. at least thats what we have to do with the ticks here in Illinois. lol"
Oh, I made sure that thing was quite dead. They are a pain in the butt to squish but I completely flattened it by putting it on my dresser and using the wipes container. I didn't stop until it was definitely a goner, I don't take any chances.
We have deer ticks here and one of the highest rates of lyme disease in the country. Since we had such a mild winter they have been really bad this year. There is nothing that grosses me out more then ticks and slugs.