having chiggers and remaining sane...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 3goodeggs, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Chiggers (we call 'em "redbugs" down here) don't like sulfur powder. Put it in a sock and dust it around your ankles, waist, sleeves.....just about everywhere....and they won't bite.
     
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  2. Telamon

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    Quote:[​IMG] No seriously...be very glad you don't know what a chigger is. They are tiny little blood sucking creatures that live in the middle and lower United States (and further south, too I am sure). They are found in the woods in grass, etc. They get on you and are so tiny you cant hardly see them. When they start biting you...that's when you know! Then it's too late! I think when they bite you they inject some substance under the skin that ITCHES LIKE MAD for days! Or maybe they actually burrow under your skin...I don't know, but I do know there is nothing else on God's green earth (at least here in the US) that will make you itch more than a chigger. The more you get on you, the more bites you have, the more you itch! There is another name for them also...redbug. Same critter, just different regional name. They are horrible! And I always manage to get in a patch somehow! If you spray your pants, socks and shoes with Deep Woods OFF! you might get by with out getting any on you.

    and plus, they have poison... i think... and it spreads and it gets a GIANT bump on you, about 5 inches tall and 5 inches wide. [​IMG]
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    I take antihistamines and also use an antihistamine lotion on them. It eases it a little, at least. They last for weeks on me, too.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    3goodeggs; has anything helped you?
     
  5. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

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    Quote:That sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. I am HORRIFIED! [​IMG]
     
  6. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Ugh, chiggers. Hate them. Have to spray myself down with bug spray during the "growing seasons". Yuck. My best luck has been to use a serious amount of bug spray (OFF, etc). If I am going to be out a while and won't die of heat stroke, long pants tucked into my socks with a heavy layer of bug spray over both works well. LOL.

    Can't wait for a few good freezes to kill those booogers off! I find chiggerX to work the best too.....for any kinds of bites. Take oral Benadryl and dab that on.......OR those bite pens. They work good too.
     
  7. luvchicks8

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    Quote:I am so glad you asked because I had no idea [​IMG]
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote:I am so glad you asked because I had no idea [​IMG]

    Yeah, they are a specifically southern treat. It's pretty much a rite of passage down here. Go to camp, get chiggar bit. Complain bitterly and drive your parents crazy until they wish they had never heard of that camp/retreat/fieldtrip. Itch like crazy for weeks and scratch your legs/unmentionable locations until they bleed. Wish desperately for amputation. Paint yourself with dabs of red nail polish. Complain some more. Repeat. [​IMG]
     
  9. feather leg farms

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    Yes deffinetly try the Vasoline or the clear nail polish! I sure feal your pain.
    Sending hugs! [​IMG]
     
  10. luvchicks8

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    Quote:I am so glad you asked because I had no idea [​IMG]

    Yeah, they are a specifically southern treat. It's pretty much a rite of passage down here. Go to camp, get chiggar bit. Complain bitterly and drive your parents crazy until they wish they had never heard of that camp/retreat/fieldtrip. Itch like crazy for weeks and scratch your legs/unmentionable locations until they bleed. Wish desperately for amputation. Paint yourself with dabs of red nail polish. Complain some more. Repeat. [​IMG]

    Wow good luck ! I hope you find a cure for the itch. I have had poison ivy and am very allergic so [​IMG]
     

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