RE: Ticks! That's what today (June 20, 2021) means to me.
I don't like garrapats either. They can remain hidden for several years until some animal or host appears to lodge in it.
Here I see most ticks on dogs and I don't even see them on cats. Take care, I think those ticks appreciate your blood for the same healthy conditions of your diet.
The ants take all the flower buds off my chili and paprika plants. You have some nice tomatoes, I hope the parasites go away.