Compared to mosquitoes and chiggers, I LOVE ticks.
Since I have been working outside, mosquitoes have been feasting on my ankles. They are rarely a problem when I run, but with the rain we've had, I feel my blood is drained by the end of the day at work. These little bitches are relentless. Chiggers are making a huge comeback too. My last 3-4 trail runs have netted 50+ chigger bites that itch for a couple of weeks. (Chiggers are so small, and this picture is magnified about a zillion times. You really can't see them, but they are there.)
Give me ticks any day.