No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products


Print Thread
Hop To
Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599149
08/20/19 09:47 PM
08/20/19 09:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,236
SE Kansas
K
K52 Offline
trapper
K52  Offline
trapper
K

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,236
SE Kansas
When I was a kid grandma would have us put powdered sulfur on our jeans to pick blackberries. The minute you came in the house you took a Clorox bleach bath.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599150
08/20/19 09:49 PM
08/20/19 09:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 18,322
Central, SD
Law Dog Offline
trapper
Law Dog  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 18,322
Central, SD
If you were not out in the brush/grass then it's a no brainer you would think!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: decoy] #6599155
08/20/19 09:59 PM
08/20/19 09:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,899
Manitoba
N
Northof50 Offline
trapper
Northof50  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,899
Manitoba
Originally Posted by decoy
Was waiting for someone to mention....go to ER or Doc.


Oh the joy of Canadian health care.( took two pages)
Sure glad in our parts of Canada there are no chiggers.

Your immune system has been re-activated from years before exposure. Be care full of secondary bacterial infection now.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599157
08/20/19 10:00 PM
08/20/19 10:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 125
Georgia
W
Wiz Offline
trapper
Wiz  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 125
Georgia
As I look at the 25 or so chigger bites on my legs I'd probably go with chiggers. If you haven't got any more bites since returning home, bed bugs are probably not the cause as they would probably still be biting you. Chigger bites also ooze after about 2 days and continue for several days to a week or so.

My yard is loaded with chiggers this year for some reason. The grass is cut low and its in full sun but my daughter, wife, and I are covered with bites. I've pretty much got use to them and they don't itch near as bad as they used to.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599182
08/20/19 10:30 PM
08/20/19 10:30 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 163
Ohio
M
Mike C Offline
trapper
Mike C  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 163
Ohio
Garry, there is a difference in the bed bug bites and chigger bites. Chigger bites are mostly round, similar in size and with very little to no unusual inflammation or discoloration beyond the central area. The bug bites show unusual shapes with varying degrees in the size of the inflammation. This is mostly due to the fact that chiggers ingest skin cells while bed bug ingest blood.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599288
08/21/19 06:55 AM
08/21/19 06:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 308
Illinois
L
lobo Offline
trapper
lobo  Offline
trapper
L

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 308
Illinois
We go to Missouri several times a year canoeing and camping. I always get from 5 to 20 or so chigger bites. Found the best thing that worked for me was Benadryl. Stopped the itching and dried them up in a few days. Chigger X does help too.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599864
08/21/19 09:01 PM
08/21/19 09:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,358
northern New York
Fisher Man Offline
trapper
Fisher Man  Offline
trapper

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,358
northern New York
DDT was banned for very good reason. Affected reproductive capacity of fish and the birds and animals that ate them. Bad stuff !

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: star flakes] #6599897
08/21/19 09:32 PM
08/21/19 09:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 7,809
ny
U
upstateNY Offline
trapper
upstateNY  Offline
trapper
U

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 7,809
ny
Originally Posted by star flakes
Did you ever notice driving around that you see mattresses out on the lawn that people who rent to Mexicans and other foreigners? Common sight here and as others have already informed you that you were bit by bed bugs, you know where the source was in the bed you slept in.

Back in the day the old folks around here used to talk about bed bugs back in the 30's, that was from immigrants too. Minnesota had Swedes they imported for lumber camps who had half a dozen variety of lice they would crack for sport at night. The old remedy was kerosene rags on a kid's head or kerosene wiped around all the bedsprings and bed. The miracle of DDT got rid of all of that vermin, and America with what has been dumped into the states could use a good dusting. The information on DDT was bogus. It saved Europe from typhus after World War II, and would save Americans from chagas, the tick diseases, mosquitoes and clean all the bed bugs and brown recluse out of homes, as the modern insecticides are not keeping up with the two legged carriers.

As a warning, you better wash your clothes, bedding, and everything else, because odds are you brought your vermin home with you.

Well said.


the wheels of the gods turn very slowly
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: upstateNY] #6599907
08/21/19 09:45 PM
08/21/19 09:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by star flakes
Did you ever notice driving around that you see mattresses out on the lawn that people who rent to Mexicans and other foreigners? Common sight here and as others have already informed you that you were bit by bed bugs, you know where the source was in the bed you slept in.

Back in the day the old folks around here used to talk about bed bugs back in the 30's, that was from immigrants too. Minnesota had Swedes they imported for lumber camps who had half a dozen variety of lice they would crack for sport at night. The old remedy was kerosene rags on a kid's head or kerosene wiped around all the bedsprings and bed. The miracle of DDT got rid of all of that vermin, and America with what has been dumped into the states could use a good dusting. The information on DDT was bogus. It saved Europe from typhus after World War II, and would save Americans from chagas, the tick diseases, mosquitoes and clean all the bed bugs and brown recluse out of homes, as the modern insecticides are not keeping up with the two legged carriers.

As a warning, you better wash your clothes, bedding, and everything else, because odds are you brought your vermin home with you.

Well said.

I ended up with chiggers because of a brain fart, I knew better and didn't follow my regiment because I was caught up in being with siblings and taking care of our kin's graves. It was precious. I quoted this because I think star flakes is right.


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599915
08/21/19 09:52 PM
08/21/19 09:52 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27,766
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27,766
McGrath, AK
What regiment were you serving with ? Where did your regiment go ??

Ohhhh The battle of Mountain Gravesite Chiggers !! I remember now !


Mean As Nails
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: white17] #6599926
08/21/19 10:06 PM
08/21/19 10:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Originally Posted by white17
What regiment were you serving with ? Where did your regiment go ??

Ohhhh The battle of Mountain Gravesite Chiggers !! I remember now !

The MGC is for a select few and although I respect them, I am a member of the NCA, No Critters A Loud. Very strict, as to not allow critteristic beings on our persons. WE use both Permetherin and Deet and of course duct tape, color optional to accommodate gender neutrality. We are about killing all critters but we do not kill them according to gender. grin


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599929
08/21/19 10:09 PM
08/21/19 10:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27,766
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27,766
McGrath, AK
Kill 'em all and let the LGBTQ sort 'em out !! laugh


Mean As Nails
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6599948
08/21/19 10:28 PM
08/21/19 10:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Ain't it funny how twist comes in threads lol. I just want the itching to go away!! Day 4,712 and I'm still itching lol.


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Actor] #6600859
08/22/19 10:35 PM
08/22/19 10:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 4,293
Virginia
5
52Carl Offline
trapper
52Carl  Offline
trapper
5

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 4,293
Virginia
Originally Posted by Actor
Check this page out . https://www.orkin.com/other/bed-bugs/bedbug-bites sure looks the same as you show

Garry-

You might have your pics mixed up. The pics of catch22 do not look like the ones in the orkin ad.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: AntiGov] #6660838
11/08/19 09:36 PM
11/08/19 09:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,291
Greene County,Virginia
R
run Offline
trapper
run  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,291
Greene County,Virginia
I like the chigger song.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6660861
11/08/19 10:22 PM
11/08/19 10:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,702
OH
Great, thanks for bringing this thread back up. Now I'm itching again, I got the ghost chiggers. grin


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6660884
11/09/19 12:02 AM
11/09/19 12:02 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,481
New Hampshire
N
Nessmuck Offline
trapper
Nessmuck  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,481
New Hampshire
Originally Posted by Catch22
Good Lord, I was in SE Kentucky and seen a lot of things in yards but not mattresses. This was a very nice home we stayed in. If the culprit is bed bugs then I'm gonna be PO'd. Is there any other possibilities?


You can be rich and well off and still have bed bugs. My son worked as a pest tech....and said , never put your luggage on a bed. Those critters can jump in your luggage....and you take them home to your house.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6660887
11/09/19 12:04 AM
11/09/19 12:04 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,481
New Hampshire
N
Nessmuck Offline
trapper
Nessmuck  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,481
New Hampshire
Did Run regurgitate this thread .......? Hes good like that...


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6660898
11/09/19 12:18 AM
11/09/19 12:18 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,621
Northern Michigan
J
J.Morse Offline
trapper
J.Morse  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,621
Northern Michigan
Catch22, having the poor luck to have experienced both types of vermin, I lean to Chiggers as your culprit. They tend to be on the ankles and legs. Bedbugs nail you all over your carcass. Bedbugs are notorious for spreading via victims clothes and effects. The time I was bit up by them was after spending a night or two with my nephews (both close to my age) at their grandparents home. My mother recognized the bites when she came to pick me up. When we got back to our house my mother made me strip naked before going in the house.....she disposed of all my clothes!


Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Fisher Man] #6660998
11/09/19 07:22 AM
11/09/19 07:22 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,131
SE WI
DuxDawg Offline
trapper
DuxDawg  Offline
trapper

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,131
SE WI
Originally Posted by Fisher Man
DDT was banned for very good reason. Affected reproductive capacity of fish and the birds and animals that ate them. Bad stuff !

Buwahahaha!!!
Another sucker falls for that old lie.
So sad.


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke
"We are fast approaching... rule by brute force."
-Ayn Rand
Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread