I put my laundry out on the line (sheets/towels), and when I went to get them down, I saw my plush bath towels covered in ticks. I have never (ever) in my time living here have had ticks on my laundry.
I'm seriously considering getting some guinea hens. It won't happen this year, but it's on the wish list. The plan may be to use the coop I have for them, after building the new one for the chickens.
My poor husband is still recovering from working two midnight shifts followed by a first shift, so I made a nettle tea infusion for exhaustion.