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Thread: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

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    Default Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    There was a little chigger,
    that wasn't any bigger,
    than the head of a very small pin.
    But the bump that it raises,
    itches like the blazes,
    and that's when the troubles begin!

    I'm getting eaten alive by the parasitic chiggers. I've got bumps on top of bumps from the tip of my toes to back side of my knees. I know what treatments do not work:

    * gasoline
    * kerosene
    * bleach
    * nail polish
    * alcohol
    * calamine lotion
    * hydrocortisone cream

    I have used with success treated dog collars around my ankles. I would replace the collars when the chigger bites returned. I have since learned it is very dangerous resulting in chemical skin burns and has a toxic effect to the wearer. Do not wear cattle ear tags on your shoes for the same reason.

    Insect repellents:


    Medicine to use to stop the itch and heal the sores:


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    Default Re: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    thanks for the info wing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    Tiss the season

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    Default Re: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    I have used tea tree oil on chigger bites... apply to bite after you shower for about 2 weeks and you should be good.

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    Default Re: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    Quote Originally Posted by fizat07405 View Post
    I have used tea tree oil on chigger bites... apply to bite after you shower for about 2 weeks and you should be good.
    I have heard good things about tea tree oil. Good for the skin or something... can't remember right now.

    Chiggers certainly do suck tho. I just don't prepare for them good enough or remember too. Maybe I should just ask them nicely to stop biting me. "Chigger please"

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    Default Re: Chiggers, Red Bugs, Harvest Mites

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I have heard good things about tea tree oil. Good for the skin or something... can't remember right now.

    Chiggers certainly do suck tho. I just don't prepare for them good enough or remember too. Maybe I should just ask them nicely to stop biting me. "Chigger please"
    They have a hairstylist geared to men call sport clips and they use tree tea oil. It does give you a nice tingling feeling on the old scalp. there is a homemade mosquito & tick remedy.
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