ticks in washington in Northwest Posted August 5, 2011 I spent several years living in Tennessee and ticks were everywhere there. Dont pull them out. All you'll do is seperate the body from the head and the head will be much harder to remove. Take a needle, get it hot with a lighter or something else, put the needle tip to the ticks back side and it will find its reverse gear and come out. Now, Im not telling this from experience, but that was what everyone said to do do yonder in Tennessee. Tennessee: Chiggers, Ticks, Diamondback Rattlers, Cottonmouth Rattlers, assorted garden variety snakes, fireflys, junebugs, bats, Oh yea and that mason jar full of Black Widow Spiders that me and the neighbor collected. Growing up in the south was fun?