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Old 05-17-2007, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Question Chiggers & Tics

Will be going too check out land and stuff in Cumberland County and Fentress County when is Chigger & Tic season?
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: 2 miles from my neighbor.
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We live in Cumberland County. I don't know about Chiggers, but we pulled a tic off one of our cats, outside, here today.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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You needn't worry about chiggers unless you're rompin' in a field of Queen Anne's Lace!
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You needn't worry about chiggers unless you're rompin' in a field of Queen Anne's Lace!
Or picking blackberries!

Actually, chiggers tend to be worse in early summer. If you don't sit on the ground, or wade through high weeds, you should be okay. Deet might be of some help if you're really concerned. Also, take a nice hot shower as soon as you can (and wash the clothes you've worn).

Chiggers tend to "localize". I can sit out in my yard all day long and not get a chigger. If I go to the soccer fields two miles away and sit down . . . well, I'm going to be scratching in some places it's better not to mention.

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Old 05-17-2007, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Don't forget the turpentine if you do get 'chigged'!
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I took a tick off of my daughter about a month ago.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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I am not sure WHEN the chiggers are out but I do know it's awful when you get them. Just put on some spray/repellant any time you are in the woods or grassy areas. I would not take the chance. Those little buggars are a nightmare. UGH! The tics are out now. We got some just last weekend.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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Chigger and tick season is NOW. Don't take chances with either, chiggers are just plain painful. Ticks carry lymes desease, spotted fever, ect. If you got out in the brush. You should wear pants. I tuck my pants leg into my sock. I spray all with the bug spray that has the most Deet. You can spray it on your clothes. It will keep them off.
Or you can wear shorts and socks and shoes and spray the same Deet on your skin and clothes. Just don't spray the large amounts of Deet on your skin alot. Over time you will absorb the stuff and it's bad for you.
Just a soon as you can, when outside in tick and chigger country. Take your clothes off and wash them.
I know a few people here that start taking garlic capsules in the spring and take them all summer until late fall. They claim that they don't get bit. By ticks,chiggers,mosquitos, ect.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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You needn't worry about chiggers unless you're rompin' in a field of Queen Anne's Lace!
I Bet a lot of city folk have no idea what Queen Ann's lace is....Is their Milk Weed up their?........
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I Bet a lot of city folk have no idea what Queen Ann's lace is....Is their Milk Weed up their?........
Yep. Just don't ask me which types. I mostly notice the orange ones; but there are others.

The butterflies love them.
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