Just because this lovely affliction is named tick-borne infections doesn't stop other insects that bite (fleas, biting flies, deer flies, mosquitoes) from infecting people as well. Having a tick attach is not necessary.
I am so sorry to hear that hubby has this as well!!
Like you, whenever my daughter comes over, I always
stay up too late talking & giggling!!! It' a great thing to have your children over for a visit though!!!