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Old 09-26-2008, 08:10 AM
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By the way areas they like usually have sandy soil with decaying logs or leaves. Under pine type trees is another area to be careful.
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I had a Dr tell me once that the by the time it makes a red bump, the chigger is gone. They bite, inject a fluid that dissolves your skin and they feed on it, then leave. The itching is the sore that's left behind. That's why it takes so long to heal...it's the rotten spot they leave behind. I use benedryl creme for the itching. Works for me. Me and the boys got into a bunch of them a couple of weeks ago...
That is correct. By the time they start to itch the chiger is long gone. They do not bury in the skin. Do not use bleach as a cure it is a poison and can hurt you. You can not see chiggers, the small red things you see are usually a clover mite.

Prevention is the best cure but if you get them just treat the itch it's all you can do.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:36 PM
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That is correct. By the time they start to itch the chiger is long gone. They do not bury in the skin. Do not use bleach as a cure it is a poison and can hurt you. You can not see chiggers, the small red things you see are usually a clover mite.

Prevention is the best cure but if you get them just treat the itch it's all you can do.
NO,No,No Google chiggers. It helps to know what you are taking about. I'm not here to give bad information.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:46 PM
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I need to say that they do not actually borrow but go into hair follicles. The adult form can be seen but barely. It is the larval form that causes the problem. Bleach does work but diluted. This has been used for years by outdoorsman. Don't get me wrong you are not completely wrong nor was I exactly correct but the remedy really does work. Sorry if I sounded not so nice.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:25 PM
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No problem, I probably could have stated it better. Let's go hunting. :)
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Muleskinner is correct. But the better way is to put the bleach in your bath tub or a spray bottle diluted to 1/4. Straight? Muleskinner you're one tough cat.LOL I hate those darn things. Had them three times. Spray your cloths down with (Pymethrin?) close enough. You will not have anymore problems with them. By the way use ONLY as directed.

The burn will make you forget about the itch. works on poisoni ivy too.
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Yea the burn feels so good after the itching......
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Yea the burn feels so good after the itching......
Makes you feel like you're getting back at them.LOL
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The best combination I've found is Flowers of Sulfer and Permanon (Permethrin) spray.

Flowers of Sulfer is merely powdered sulfer. Our area is notorious for chiggers and ticks. I dump an ounce or two of sulfer into a sock that I keep in my truck. When I'm preparing to enter an area that it likely to be infested, I bang the sock onto my shoes, socks, and pantlegs to serve as a deterrant to the little boogers.

Permethrin is best used by spraying your clothes with it about 24 hrs before use. The treatment usually last for a couple of weeks, but this stuff works. It even kills ticks! I have used it by spraying it on my boots and pantlegs if I'm out in the field. With the sulfer and permethrin, I have been able avoid the itch! It's best not to let the permethrin get on your skin. The sulfer smells, well, like sulfer, but it works.
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