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Are you seeing more chiggers this year? #5288091 09/04/14 07:26 PM
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I have owned my place for 3 years and I swear this is the first year that we have all gotten chigger bites. The little suckers are out in force this year.

they don't bother with my ankles and prefer to go straight for my waistband


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Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288093 09/04/14 07:28 PM
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I was absolutely destroyed the dove opener. Have probably 400 bites.

Discovered Windex stops the itching.

Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288097 09/04/14 07:29 PM
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I haven't seen a chigger all year and I'm usually a magnet since I'm out on the place so much confused2 Come to think of it, haven't seen a tick anywhere but on the dogs in 2 years and those have been relatively few. Fleas have been a PITA though bang

Them fleas almost got my butt kicked out of the house!!


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I got chiggers big time Tuesday. Anbesol, the stuff for toothaches, works well also.

Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288105 09/04/14 07:31 PM
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Chiggers come and go up in north Texas where I am. I would say that it hasn't been a bad year at all.


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Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288107 09/04/14 07:33 PM
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Yes they are terrible this year and I hate them. Chigger x from wal mart is excellent

Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288177 09/04/14 08:12 PM
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I'm South of Bowie. No chiggers or ticks for years and they used to be bad. Not even any ticks on deer. When the heat and drought hit, they just went away.


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Yes very much. I started spraying OFF all over my shoes and ankles and haven't been bit since.


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Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288253 09/04/14 09:01 PM
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We haven't seen any in Runnels county.


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Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288333 09/04/14 09:45 PM
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put granulated sulfur in a sock, tie off the top, and dust your boots, britches, whatever. Will keep them off of you


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Re: Are you seeing more chiggers this year? [Re: Sparky45] #5288460 09/04/14 11:04 PM
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I don't know about "seeing" them, but I've sure felt them on occasion!


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Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
I don't know about "seeing" them, but I've sure felt them on occasion!
You'd have to have bionic vision to see them. Yes, they're thick this year.


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I haven't been bitten by a chigger in years. Had them all over after opening day. I even sprayed ankles with deet and still got bit.

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Last year on a hunt at Laguna Atascosa, I got absolutely violated by them. It took an entire week to stop itching! I thought since it was pretty cool weather I'd be OK. Boy was I wrong. Between them, and the news about Lone Star ticks causing meat allergies, I won't set foot in the field without bug dope on.


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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Last year on a hunt at Laguna Atascosa, I got absolutely violated by them. It took an entire week to stop itching! I thought since it was pretty cool weather I'd be OK. Boy was I wrong. Between them, and the news about Lone Star ticks causing meat allergies, I won't set foot in the field without bug dope on.

Yup, bug dope like crazy (50%-100% DEET) and I've started spraying my pants legs with permethricin. I hope I'm spelling that right. No problems this year for me.


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I've lived in Texas for more than 30 years but only recently found the first tick of me after working at the lease.


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Yes! Hunted Monday evening east of Celina and got destroyed. I've never in my life had a problem with chiggers...will be spraying Off all over next trip.


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Can't buy chigger rid either after about 4 th july. Anywhere. Pharmacy explained they only get so much, went all over town looking for the stuff

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Ask your doctor for a prescription for lidocane ointment. It worked for me when nothing else would.


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I got totally destroyed by chiggers a couple months ago in Oklahoma. Of all things, Listerine blue mouthwash on a rag worked awesome.



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I haven't had a chigger bite in years. They must of droughted out around here. confused2

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If you don't want to douse in chemicals Ryno Skin works very well ... http://www.rynoskin.com/

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Plenty of chiggers in central Texas. My grandma used Crisco and salt on the chigger bites we'd get when I was little. Still use it if I get a bad bunch of bites.

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In Marshall they are in full force, got them head to toe. Around my hat band, waist, and ankles. And I'm not talking a few, prob 60 in total.

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Originally Posted By: MDMORROW
I got totally destroyed by chiggers a couple months ago in Oklahoma. Of all things, Listerine blue mouthwash on a rag worked awesome.


How did you get the chiggers to gargle it ???


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