Can You Get?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cochinbantam-lover, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Hi,
    Can you get little buggies from your chickens? Yesterday I was out in the coop with long pants that were dragging in the bedding and when I left I started itching all over! That evening sitting at me computer there was this teeny little bug crawling on my stomach, it was like i said teeny but very visible to the eye, it was like a light reddish brown!!! Help Please, do I have buggies too? {Took shower but anything else] I have a pan of DE for them to dust in and hopefully they use it for dusting but then why would they have bugs?
    Thankyou so much for ANY thoughts you could share!
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    YUP. And some of them bite too.
     
  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

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    It could be mites, but it really sounds like chiggers....Are you itching madly?

    If you start itching and it is chiggers, then finger nail polish suffocates the little things...Oh and if you are a male, feel free to use clear nail polish...
    Smile

    Have a blessed day.
     
  4. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Oh darn, yes I am still itchy but how could they survive my shower tho, and I'm a girl! [​IMG] Thankyou!
     
  5. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chiggers burrow into the skin to feed. the fingernail polish, or vaseline, or whatever is to smother them.
     
  6. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
     
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombiculidae

    Good info on chiggers. We have never had them until this year. I got into some this spring and thought I was going to peel all the skin off my ankles because they itched so badly. Awful creatures. Hope the link helps.
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    OMG - I posted a subject about this a week ago
    I took cotton balls and did listerine up and down m y legs, then I tried ACV up and down my legs
    Then I moved onto Lanacane
    don't know which one did it, but I'd say it was the listerine.
    It was awful itching, for days and days, non stop, only frmo my knees down to my ankles. I thought it was allergies.
     
  9. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Thankyou for the info and thankyou for the link I have to read it carefully!
     
  10. redbone

    redbone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CHIGGER ON YOUR TRIGGER!!! LOL

    If I think I may have got into chiggers.... right before I get out of the shower I spray off in "those places" with some light bleach and water mixture in a spray bottle or something like Clorox cleanup spray for the kitchen. For the most part... this seems to keep them off me. [​IMG] I don't leave it on long... just enough to spray, rub it around, and rinse it off.

    Also, we always called them Red Bugs (which is a proper common name) down in Mississippi. I never heard the word "chigger" until I moved to Tennessee.
     
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