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Chiggers and deer ticks #8207677 03/19/21 02:04 PM
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What do you use to keep them off of you when walking to your blinds and stands, that doesn't have a smell to it or aggravate your skin?

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207714 03/19/21 02:29 PM
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I use powdered sulfur in an old sock. Hardly any smell and seems to work great.

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I used to just use regular insect repellent but the ticks seemed to be getting worst so I tried the Permethrin spray, you treat your pants, etc. Turkey season can be bad because you are on the ground versus a tree stand.
Chiggers, I don't mind as much as ticks.

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207766 03/19/21 03:17 PM
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Checking in on this one. I hate ticks, nothing i have done over the years has stopped them.


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207803 03/19/21 03:39 PM
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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: JethroODB] #8207810 03/19/21 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JethroODB
I use powdered sulfur in an old sock. Hardly any smell and seems to work great.


I’ll have to try that

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207829 03/19/21 03:46 PM
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Drink apple cider vinegar. I take a swig of it every day and have not had a chigger or tick bite since I've done this now for over 20 years. A surveyor told me to do this as he was often in deep woods all times of the year.

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207858 03/19/21 03:56 PM
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I'm following this as well. I hunt in the Trinity River Bottoms and have grown up down there my entire life. Have not found anything to keep the chiggars away without spraying half a bottom of "OFF" on my waist line, boots, and my sock line. That gets expensive after the month of June...

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207859 03/19/21 03:59 PM
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Used to work with an old gentleman in the oil field who wore flea and tick dog collars around his boots/ankles to repel ticks and chiggers. No direct knowledge if it worked, but could be worth a try.


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: JethroODB] #8207884 03/19/21 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JethroODB
I use powdered sulfur in an old sock. Hardly any smell and seems to work great.


Until you do your laundry, LOL


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207907 03/19/21 04:29 PM
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Permethrin spray, treat you cloths.

Might try the apple cider vinegar this year


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8207983 03/19/21 05:28 PM
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Sawyer Picardin -- way better than off and they make a lotion which is the best IMO

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8208059 03/19/21 06:34 PM
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I always spray my boots (NEVER on my skin) with Deep Woods OFF!. I get it free at work. Have hunted seriously since 1998 in tall grasses of the Hill Country, East Texas Squirrel woods & South Texas for the last 10 years. Never a single tick or chigger.

I have been doing Apple Cider Vinegar for the last two years for blood sugar control. Had no idea it wood work for bug control so that's an added benefit.


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8208205 03/19/21 09:11 PM
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A trapper I know takes ivermectin!?

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Originally Posted by Texas452
A trapper I know takes ivermectin!?


thats insane bang


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: Dalroo] #8208242 03/19/21 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalroo
Used to work with an old gentleman in the oil field who wore flea and tick dog collars around his boots/ankles to repel ticks and chiggers. No direct knowledge if it worked, but could be worth a try.


I knew several soldiers who did this. I'm not sure how safe it is long-term, but they swore by it for ticks.

We use cedar-cide spray for chiggers and it's awesome. Spray your boots and lower pant legs and the chiggers don't bother you. Smells like cedar so I always figured that it's somewhat of a masking scent.


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Another vote for permethrin spray.

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We have used the sulfur in a sock for years.


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8208269 03/19/21 09:53 PM
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Cedar trees seem to repel most insects. This thread has me wondering if it would help to roll around in some green cedar branches before going out. And added benefit would be the smell. This is just a wild thought; may try it, though.

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Originally Posted by Hunter-Steve
Drink apple cider vinegar. I take a swig of it every day and have not had a chigger or tick bite since I've done this now for over 20 years. A surveyor told me to do this as he was often in deep woods all times of the year.


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Originally Posted by leswad
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Drink apple cider vinegar. I take a swig of it every day and have not had a chigger or tick bite since I've done this now for over 20 years. A surveyor told me to do this as he was often in deep woods all times of the year.


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It is pretty nasty stuff.


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Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: bagster] #8208562 03/20/21 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bagster
Cedar trees seem to repel most insects. This thread has me wondering if it would help to roll around in some green cedar branches before going out. And added benefit would be the smell. This is just a wild thought; may try it, though.


Might work for folks who aren't allergic to cedar...unfortunately, that's not me

Re: Chiggers and deer ticks [Re: kphilli66] #8208630 03/20/21 04:57 AM
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My daughter works at a veterinarian office and got me to use Adams flea & tick spray for dogs/cats. it kills the bugs & keeps them off you. They use it on their clothes at work when handling outdoor pets. Costs 5 bucks at walmart. I tried it last year dove hunting in south texas. don't spray it on your skin but rather keep it on your clothes and boots. I swear it works GREAT! Even those little black gnats didn't come near me...

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Originally Posted by leswad
Originally Posted by Hunter-Steve
Drink apple cider vinegar. I take a swig of it every day and have not had a chigger or tick bite since I've done this now for over 20 years. A surveyor told me to do this as he was often in deep woods all times of the year.


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Hunter-Steve speaks the truth, and it's also extremely good for your stomach/liver/kidneys etc.

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