A difficult question to answer perhaps. Because perhaps not many people have actually seen a tick. You see, the thing with ticks is that they are not necessarily docile creatures but they do prefer to hide away if at all possible. The way it works for them is that the habitat must be suitable. They generally prefer to burrow themselves inside of wood. If not wood, upholstery would do perfectly well. But while they are burrowing, they are chewing the life out of your furniture and stocks and doing quite a lot of damage. Call tick control services in College Park should you see any such signs of damage on your property. It is quite possible that you have been visited by ticks.
Any amount of loose bits of material that you see on your couches and chairs could be a tell-tale sign that you have been visited by ticks. Of course, the damage seen could be as a result of other mutant like insects. Perhaps not so much rodents? Well, perhaps not because it would then depend on what kind of species of mouse you are dealing with. You know, you could discover mice as tiny as the length of your thumb. But not a rat. You would see much larger gnawing marks that would obviously cause a lot more music. Rats and ticks do have something in common. Not all creatures will get this far, but they do seem to like wood.
And so it does not matter just how firm the woodcut is, it is soft and pliable enough for the ticks and rats to sink their disease ridden teeth into. Diseases, yes, this is why you have to be so careful of these pests.