Good last-minute editorial call with putting clothes on 'em. Contortions aside, doing "tick checks" on yourself and any companions (especially the critters) after every hike is a crucial habit to learn around this neck of the woods. That and you get to reenact one of those nature documentaries where a bunch of monkeys all groom each other.
I'm in the process of compiling a batch of bad gags about this particular topic for an upcoming minicomic that ought to really, uh, tick people off. Lyme disease is certainly no laughing matter, but as with every other threat to health & sanity it helps to have a sense of humor.