Living in the southwest desert means you never walk barefoot outside and if you have dogs who are allowed indoors you won't go barefoot inside either. We have goathead stickers all over our desert and when those rains started in July all those stickers became tiny plants, then they blossomed and created those painful stickers. I use a show shovel to scrape them together since they tend to cover the ground rather than grow tall. It is a free workout for me which is the plus side of all this work, no need for me to spend my hard earned money on a gym .
Have you seen the plants in my picture in your area? If you have, pull them as soon as you see them, they are quite invasive and produce and abundance of painful stickers.
Image Credit » I created this picture by combining 3 photos I took of my yard in excel then saving it via paint.exe