Git Along Little . . .Ticks?

Tick wranglers. Bizarre but true: how the contemporary cowboy spends his days.
It's hard and lonely work in unforgiving terrain. The cowboys live away from their families in remote shacks four to five nights a week. They ride solo six or seven hours daily in 100-plus-degree temperatures, cutting trails through thick gnarly brush and prickly cactus to rope frightened steers, searching them for ticks and then transporting them to a pesticide vat for a disinfecting dip.