Haven't seen a tick yet this year in NH. Now that I've said that, I'll probably come home from hunting next week with sevral attched to me.
Last year was pretty bad for ticks around here. I was sighting in my new rifle, and my son was busy with his pistol. He had three on him and I had four. When we got home, I felt another one crawling on my neck. By now I got the heebie-jeebies.
So I took a shower and spent the evening in the house. When it was bedtime, I lay down and just as I fall asleep, I feel something crawl across my face, so half-asleep, I slap it and brush it off my face. The next morning when I woke up I found the biggest brown spider half-squished dead laying on the floor in front of my dresser.
After all this, I went into a rage of insect-killing genicide. It was all-out war. I squirted insecticide into every crack and crevice (of the house, wiseguys) and spread insecticide on the lawn. That took care of it for last year. This year I think I will be avante guarde and do it before they get out of hand.