Chiggers!!!!! I hate those little pest!

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  1. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was too early in the season for these little pest. Well, I thought wrong. Friday at work I ended up getting into a bed of "Chiggers!"

    Oh, the itching all around my ankles and a few behind the knee area. I am using Chiggerex Plus. It is highly recommended from medical site and from the Pharmacists.

    But......Oh, how it itches!!!!!!!

    1. Putz Ballard profile image60
      Putz Ballardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A real nuisance and when I was a kid, I'd pick berries and get chiggers. Nothing worse than chigger bites below the belt on the family jewels.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know NOTHING 'bout that!  hahaaa

        Yeah we used to go berry-picking too, as kids;  we lived out in the country and were always in the woods or fields.   (sigh) nostalgia just hit me.......

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I had them there in third grade. I cried when mom drowned them in alcohol. I moved North where we don't ever see them and people here know nothing of them.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    As a kid I used to get chiggers every summer.
    Yeah it's irritating.
    Sometimes I think itching can be as bad as a wound!

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It has been at least 30 years since I have had chiggers get on me. lol, still itches as bad as I remember.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    As far as over-the-counter remedies, I use that maximum strength clear Calagel;  seems to work pretty good for insect bites, etc.
    Haven't tried the Chiggerex Plus;  hope it works!

  4. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    So far the lotions are working a few hours at a time.
    And...there were dew berries along the area where I was. Dang it...I should have at least gotten some berries for all this itching. lol Could have made a cobbler.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    yeah that would've maybe made it all worthwhile!

  6. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    Heck we've just come into the season. They are ruthless. Horse flies are out bad, driving our livestock crazy. Hit near 100 today. Summer's here, chiggers & all!

    I'm still nursing tick bites I got back the first part of May. They still itch!

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also hate tick bites. Especially "seed ticks!" Growing up in the country in southwest Arkansas ticks and chiggers were common every summer. I have been lucky for decades here in central Arkansas until this past Friday. lol And I was at work when I got them.
      Maybe I should turn in a "worker's comp" ticket. lol let them pay for the lotion.

      1. bladesofgrass profile image68
        bladesofgrassposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have had my share of chiggers and know what ticks are..what i didn't know was there were "different" ticks. hahaha Seed ticks is a new one for me. I would definitely turn in workmans comp lol

  7. raisingme profile image83
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    I had a "chigger attack" when I was visiting friends in Texas.  I didn't even know there was such a thing.  Nasty, nasty, nasty and they have no sense of social propriety whatsoever!  Tree Tea Oil helped a good deal.

  8. pylos26 profile image77
    pylos26posted 8 years ago

    Just a tiny dab of "real skin" will do'em proud.


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