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Old 08-02-2017, 09:53 PM
 
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she said lotion, not oil
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Nevermind this morning i found 19 chiggers on the bed where she was sleeping only 2 were barely alive.
Last after her bath i put a little bit of peppermint oil on her and i sprayed peppermint oil on the bed.
She said oil in post #4, twice.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:16 AM
 
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You said you put peppermint oil on her and sprayed peppermint oil on the bed. I hope it was heavily dilluted. It is not safe to use pure peppermint oil on a dog
Oh i put it in a spray bottle sprayed a little bit and then i found my peppermint lotion.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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Are you sure they're chiggers? Chiggers are about the size of a dot made by a very sharp pencil -
Yes i research them and i only found 1 alive and it was killed by the oil.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:43 AM
 
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I visited a friend in TN and she talked about chiggers. She put nail polish on her legs to kill them. Yes? No? Can you do that with a dog? !!
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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I visited a friend in TN and she talked about chiggers. She put nail polish on her legs to kill them. Yes? No? Can you do that with a dog? !!
No. By the time you notice a bite, the chigger is gone.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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Dogs can have allergic reactions to the bites of any insect--which can continue long after the initial contact
The bites could also cause an infection from enzymes released by the insect or by the dog scratching/biting the bites...
If your dog is still showing discomfort you want to prevent it from getting any worse
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Flea and tick medicine doesn't work for chiggers? What does?
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Are you using Advantage Multi or Trifexis? I'd start there. I always treat my dog, and even when other dogs in the same apartment complex had flea problems, I have never seen one on my dog or in my apartment. They can still be bitten, but then the bug will die. And the bugs will normally go to the dog first, instead of to you, so they bite your dog and die - instead of ending up in your sheets.

It's kind of like the dog becomes the house anti-bug treatment lol - poor dog :-)

But, I'm betting you're not using any kind of effective flea/tick treatment for your dog. And you also need to be using heartworm and other worm treatment, because the bugs carry parasites. The easiest way to cover everything is with something like Advantage Multi or Trifexis.

So, start with using a monthly flea/worm treatment, which you'll probably need a vet to prescribe - if you don't already use one. And forget the flea bath treatments or cheap collars - they don't work well enough. And soap baths are worthless. In my opinion.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:10 AM
 
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Yes. I would take my dog to the Vet to make sure it is chiggers, and not something else.

Where is your dog going outside that it is picking up chiggers? Have you thought of spraying your yard. I'd keep the dog out of the grass until you get these bugs eradicated.

Have you researched food grade diatomaceous earth....It may be very helpful to you. How to Kill Fleas and Ticks with Diatomaceous Earth

Be careful with aromatic oils.

Essential Oils: Poisonous when Misused
Toxicity Of Essential Oils
https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu...tial-oils-safe
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