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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Chiggers, need I say more?

Whats your remedey? I mean after you spraydown and still get eat up, scratch, scratch, scratch
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 08:19 PM
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 08:50 PM
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I scratch em till they bleed in the bedsheets!!!! Sorry havent found a fix for those critters yet. Wear pants and tuck your shirt in. That at least keeps them around the ankle area instead of in your waistline.. At this time of year I pretty much always have chigger blood scars somewhere on my ankles..
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 09:57 PM
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pour straight bleach on it.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 10:27 PM
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we don't have them and you all can keep'um. as a kid they weren't much fun if i remember right.
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 05:47 AM
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Are those the crazy little black flies? Or are they crawly little things?
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 06:14 AM
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We don't have them as bad as we used to, but they aren't fun that's for sure, you scratch and scratch until you got a 'hole' in your foot and even that doesn't satasfiy the itch!....but I don't remember what my mom gave me for them....I think maybe Benadryl (not the pill, the gel stuff you keep in the fridge)

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 07:32 AM
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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.

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 07:47 AM
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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'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...

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 08:06 AM
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Your doctor is partially correct. For those that do not know what they are, if you have ever seen those little tiny red mites or spiders those are chiggers. About the size of a pin point. It is the larval form of them that is the problem. They borrow into your skin and feed on it like Southerman stated and if you just leave them untreated or unscratched they will hatch and start all over again. FUN HUH! Common treatments are bleach or nail polish over the affected area. Bleach is the fastest cure but they will not go away over night. Ticks, flies, and mosquitoes you can see but these pains in the b---- tend to go unnoticed until the itch and boy do they itch----BAD! I hope this might help all of you not have the unpleasant experience. DON'T FORGET PYMETHIRIN!
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