be careful plucking out the ticks. make sure you grab them by their head (as close to the dog's skin) as possible. You don't want to rip it off and leave it behind. Once you've taken them out, spray them with frontline, those things are hard to kill.
1. go to the pet shop & buy : frontline spray
2. spray on him until abit wet (ouside your house)
3. use gloves & massage him gently
4. let him dry...after the spray is dried up, his hair will be as if he has hair gel all over him...leave it, dun brush him...
5. if you see the tick, spray directly on it, then pluck out. (sometimes, even if you pluck out the tick without spraying frontline, the 'hook' may be embedded in his skin- that may cost tick fever)
6. why spray him all over? coz human eyes cannot see the larvea (if any) in his fur...eventually, the next few minutes / hours/ days, you'll see the ticks droping off his fur...if alive, don't throw into your toilet bowl. burn it or drown it in oil.
7. the spray can last for 30days. not neccessary to spray him again.
8. don't let your dog walk on grass again.
No offense Buddha, but it's better if it's a minimum of two days before, and two days after, if a bath is crucially needed at this point of time.
Learn how to apply Frontline properly, don't be stingy, establish a regular Frontline routine and follow the protocols, work hard in inspecting your dog twice a day for at least a week from sighting, clear away unnecessary fabrics and beddings like doggie beds, soft toys etc from any area your dog frequents for the time being, and keep a very sharp eye out for any signs of tick infestation in your home.
And no, it's unlikely any humans will get sick or die from being bitten by a tick here unless they are extremely unlucky, or have underlying pre-existing conditions that may be hyper-potentiated or exacerbated by secondary infections transmitted by tick bites.
I hope you have the other basics like heartworms covered because that's another real nasty one. The worms will kill the dog, and the treatment itself may also kill the dog.
All the best, may your dog be well, and may the ticks not make a nest in your home this Christmas.
Dont use carpet, if you use throw. throw away the sofa (the dog will probably has sit on it). buy new mattress (dog probably slept on it).
Vacuum entire house, including walls and behind the cupboard etc etc, then mop with bleach.