"yeah Lin, they will be itchy for a week or so after,"
I pulled one out with my fingers without knowing it was a tick once and had to get anti-histamines a week later because of the itch. Up to a year later I could still feel where it had been and it would still itch occasionally!
Because we had so many between us, I had a good look at them though and can now tell the difference between a brown tick and a paralysis tick. Not that it makes much difference. Once you've got them, it's kind of too late.
We were all alright despite a few paralysis ticks. So was my dog. But friends' Jack Russel cross had to be rushed to the emergency vet after they came home and they paid close to $1000 to save him!