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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597896
08/19/19 09:19 AM
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I am saying chiggers, if you don't spray your legs, shoes, socks, pants and all when you are in grass and weeds for an extended period they will crawl under your socks, underware you name it, then burrow into your skin. I was a phone guy and when we had a cut cable in a ditch and were there for a long time I got eaten up and they last forever. Try painting them with chigger rid or clear fingernail polish


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597989
08/19/19 12:45 PM
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This is after the fact but I got this from a logger. If I am doing something in the woods/weeds/brush in the summer I use bug spray but also duct tape. Duct tape around your ankles(pant-boot area), fly of pants, and front pockets. It may look ridiculous but it works.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: white17] #6597991
08/19/19 12:51 PM
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I read to heat a nickel under hot water and apply it to a bite. The heat breaks down the protein that makes it itch then it don't itch no more. The same thing I'm sure. Pretty neat.

Originally Posted by white17
I don't know if this will help with chigger itch but it puts an end to mosquito itch immediately and forever.

I you're a smoker ( lets hope not) get a ciggy burning and hold it as close to the bite as possible without touching the skin. Hold it as long as you can stand it but don't burn yourself. A match works too if you don't smoke. Foolproof on mosquitoes. Give it a try

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598367
08/19/19 08:43 PM
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Could be oak mites. They are often misdiagnosed at chiggers, but are a more intense irritation than chiggers.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598444
08/19/19 10:31 PM
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Chigger or seed ticks. Either one is the devil's spawn.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598450
08/19/19 10:39 PM
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I had the same bites a few weeks ago and thought the worst, bed bugs, but only I had the bites not my wife and we sleep in the same bed. After some research I concluded it was chiggers. Couldn't figure it out because I only ware pants and boots, but had bites around ankles, back of knees and around underwear leg holes. Itched worse than anything I ever had. Never felt any bites. I had been working on a tile drain that ended in a shady, grassy, damp ditch. Had to have gotten them in that mess.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: TurkeyTime] #6598453
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Originally Posted by TurkeyTime
This is after the fact but I got this from a logger. If I am doing something in the woods/weeds/brush in the summer I use bug spray but also duct tape. Duct tape around your ankles(pant-boot area), fly of pants, and front pockets. It may look ridiculous but it works.


Works with mosquitoes. Growing up there were a couple of summers where the mosquito population was nuts, you could see clouds of mosquitoes. Working the fields in 105°+- was no fun dressed like that. Picking Chile and corn by hand was brutal

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598459
08/19/19 10:58 PM
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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598467
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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598468
08/19/19 11:14 PM
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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: AntiGov] #6598472
08/19/19 11:20 PM
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And meth that ate his teeth.

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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: AntiGov] #6598650
08/20/19 09:01 AM
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Lol, although I was in SE Kentucky I never run across anything that scary! And thankfully none of my dangly bits were involved. grin


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: white17] #6598835
08/20/19 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
Warsh rags never seem to work for me )))

Well I guess you're up a 'crick' then aren't cha? smile

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6598922
08/20/19 05:06 PM
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The answer to your problem! Now I have a taste for chicken legs for some reason? Weird

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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599011
08/20/19 07:33 PM
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Worst thing about chiggers is that by the time you know you have been sittin in a patch of them.....it's way to late to do anything but scratch. When I know I have the first one i start praying that the 100th one didn't come along with it!
I keep the chiggerex in my travel bag and at least 2 of those ammonia pens.
This last time, I had sprayed permithrin on my clothes. Guess spraying socks and shoes is a good idea as well. I figger the varmints landed on my shoes and just worked their way under and on up from there.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: squacks] #6599019
08/20/19 07:49 PM
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Back in high school some of the guys used a mixture called quell.
Never used it myself as I enjoy a good itch now and again. laugh

Zim

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599026
08/20/19 07:54 PM
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Lol Zim, you can have some of my itch, I'll share. grin I'm gonna get some of that stuff Jerry showed and I have to say the bleach helped calm things some.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599042
08/20/19 08:23 PM
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tuck pants INTO socks THEN spray with any DEET product from the armpits down before venturing into woods n fields...…..is what Dad taught/did to us to avoid the whole problem.
Hope this helps next time ya venture out


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599074
08/20/19 08:46 PM
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N/E Il. NOT Chicago!!
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It seems that folks who have never had a "chigger experience" have a hard time believing that they can cause so much misery. A lot of folks in the north never even heard of them.
I hunted in S. Il. with a friend once who had never heard of them. He knew about them before we got back home. In fact, He eventually got staff infections at the bites and ended up on antibiotics over it.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599145
08/20/19 09:46 PM
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Check this page out …. https://www.orkin.com/other/bed-bugs/bedbug-bites sure looks the same as you show …

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