Thanks to all for responding.
Ticks in the NE are terrible, especially ME, NH, CT and NY. They are so small, one we just picked off her was the size of a dot (.) Those are the ones that carry Lyme Disease.
Like I mentioned previously we have hardly ever used a tick prevention because we hate to put it on her. Even more so now since her surgery and she had 3 head tremor episodes which we think are from the meds. (She has one more day of weaning from Trazadone 1/2 tab, and than no more meds) We also spend a lot of time in the woods but they are so bad out here that they are literally everywhere! Our vet suggested Bravecto but we are leary that any preventative could cause the head tremors to start up again. Thank goodness Boxers have short hair and these things are easier to see than on long haired dogs. We like going out West since she never gets a tick on her or us. In Texas I found a tick on me with a white dot on it, looked it up and I guess it was a Lone Star tick. Yuck! They carry so much illness, it's so scary.