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View Poll Results: How many of you ever had Chiggers?
Yes had them once or more. 28 87.50%
Never had them. 4 12.50%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-12-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: tampa, fl/athens, tn
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how do you get them and how can you prevent them? Do they have a season? I walked my property last month (dense woods, pines, brush) and got a load full of ticks.....not fun at all.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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how can you prevent them... hmm, well, I guess wearing long socks, pants, long sleeves and gloves would help. Not much fun in the hot Tennessee summers.

Otherwise, avoid Queen Anne's Lace. They seem to like it more than anything.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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I got them last summer at Fall Creek Falls state park while camping with the wife. We fished a bit, and of course I had to be all adventerous and go wading through the marshy weeded areas to get to "a great spot". Caught nothing but chiggers!!! After I broke out with them, it looked like had been shot three or four times from 50 yards away with a shotgun with bird shot.

The itch as about like poison ivy to me, which I am VERY allergic to. Makes you want to get a foot long wire brush and just scrub your skin off!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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how do you get them and how can you prevent them? Do they have a season? I walked my property last month (dense woods, pines, brush) and got a load full of ticks.....not fun at all.
We got 'em all over the place in Oklahoma and North TX....just wear socks and don't make love in the weeds and you should be okay.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: In the real world.
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I had chiggers and ticks while in the Army at Ft. Indiantown Gap. Nail polich works on chiggers and clorox bleach works on controlling the itch of poison ivy. I learned this from experience.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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The linked article had good information regarding how to avoid or treat them.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I never had chiggers. How do you serve them?
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: TN
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Are you serious?
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I get them almost daily.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: central fl.
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Unhappy kenstan

The wife and I got into a nest of them 3-4 years ago. I only 50 to 75 but the wife , well we lost count at 250. I felt so bad for her. Nothing works real well on them .They make Chigger-aid helps a little but we found acme meds like Clearisel works a little better. The more you scratch the more they itch and then you run the chance of getting them infected.
Good luck
Ken
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East Tennessee
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My Mam-maw use to rub me down with horse linament and turpentine. It always seemed to help with those miserable little critters! I had a habit of playing at the edge of the cow pasture in the Queen Anne's Lace a lot. I pity you....those things can make you MISERABLE!
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