Yeah, good to check if you have any chance of having a tick bite, even if you don't find it.Small ticks like that could be deer ticks that can spread lyme disease. Be sure to consult with your doctor about this as you do not want to have lyme go undetected. It can have nasty long term effects. A simple antibiotic can generally take care of it early on.
A colleague of mine had done some hiking in NC, then went to Chicago for work and felt bad and had fever for a few days, and was getting worse. The first doctor he went to had no clue (this was like 20 years ago), but he asked another in the practice that walked by who happened to have just attended a conference season on Lyme disease(!). It's more prevalent now, and better known.