It's that time of year again and the ticks are thick. Be sure to check yourself, kids and pets for ticks.  You don't have to be in the deep woulds to encounter ticks.They can be in the grass or bushes just about anywhere. Should you find a tick on yourself, kids or pet, peppermint oil will draw the tick out but there is still a chance the tick will regurgitate disease causing venom. Get the tick out and see a doctor. Best thing is to avoid having a tick get on you. Peppermint oil also acts as a great tick and general insect repellent.