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Old 05-26-2011, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Negaunee,Michigan
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Been too damn cold here in the U.P. for them.....I would welcome them with open arms at this point! Gotta bring in and cover a ton of plants AGAIN tonite..............grrrrr...........
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:03 AM
 
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I hate Mosqueagles
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Not in Michigan, but I had a good tick bite the other day. Was out in the woods on Wednesday, and in the office on Thursday. Went to scratch my back, and out falls a seed tick. Little b*st*rds. Here in Southern Illinois, we've got a bad case of what I call "eyeball gnats", you know the ones that fly right toward your eyeballs? I'm sure getting plenty of supplemental protein on account of all the bugs I've been choking on.

However... I will take ticks and mosquitoes EVERY DAY over chiggers. At least you can see ticks and mosquitoes. Chiggers... oh those are some sneaky microscopic jerks! I had the worst case of chiggers last year in Alabama. Like, 4-500 bites. Was misery for like a week.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Last July 4th I was camping with friends near Grass Lake MI, and was the only one of about a dozen people to get swimmers itch from splashing around in a creek:

Hope College ~ Swimmer's Itch ~

Sounds like chiggers....it was utterly miserable for about a week! I have never itched like that in my life. Don't know if it was related, but one of my dogs got a very aggressive case of moist dermatitis at the same time, so the dog and I were miserable and on antihistamines (the dog's vet bill was way higher than what I spent on myself...he had to be sedated and shaved.)
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I worked outside all weekend last weekend with no problems. THis weekend, I was nearly sucked dry and my remains carried off for final feasting by hordes of Mosqueagles (Eagle sized Mosquitos). Now I know that summer is finally here. Time to break out the chemicals. This year I will see if I can afford to treat all of the land around us with Bti. Maybe it will help.
Maybe they're having an annual blood drive.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Har har, veeeerrrrry funny. :P

Cardinal bar sounds like something they sell at Busch Stadium!

I think I got my start as the squirrel lady back when I was a young kid. I brought home every stray I came across until my Mom threatened to give me to gypsies. She shot herself in the foot saying I was so rotten even they probably didn't want me, which was a poor move on her part.

Can you imagine if someone brought her cougars?
Should we call you "Lady Ga Ga 2"? .







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Old 05-30-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I hate the little buggers, but I have a weird fascination of killing them just before they bite me.
When we were kids in Mi. sometimes masquitos would land on us, we would watch them fill up with blood and then smash em'.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Not in Michigan, but I had a good tick bite the other day. Was out in the woods on Wednesday, and in the office on Thursday. Went to scratch my back, and out falls a seed tick. Little b*st*rds. Here in Southern Illinois, we've got a bad case of what I call "eyeball gnats", you know the ones that fly right toward your eyeballs? I'm sure getting plenty of supplemental protein on account of all the bugs I've been choking on.

However... I will take ticks and mosquitoes EVERY DAY over chiggers. At least you can see ticks and mosquitoes. Chiggers... oh those are some sneaky microscopic jerks! I had the worst case of chiggers last year in Alabama. Like, 4-500 bites. Was misery for like a week.
Chiggers! I won't get into that, but we have those here in Oklahoma, along with thousands of other insects,
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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IMO,,The creepiest things in Mi, are the "blood suckers", (not just the Lawyers and Politicians) but the ones in the lakes and swampy areas.
(if they're still called that)

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Leeches? Leeches don't bother me. I can see them coming!
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