Chiggers

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  1. Econ

    Econ Well-Known Member

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    Without reading this thread, I have just a little experience with chiggers <GG>

    Take a bath/shower with Octagon Soap ASAP when you first notice you've been in them . I havent been able to find it and will use lye soap when I run out of Octagon.

    Keep out of the blackberry patch. tall grass.

    Cut the oxygen off, clear fingernail polish. About a 1" circle
     
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    Camping Party of 2 Active Member

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    Ahhh .. Fort Beginning remember it well
     
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  3. FTRVer

    FTRVer New Member

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    The only thing that ever works for me is what my MIL taught me years ago. Bleach water. Those little boogers literally come out. Mix a couple tablespoons of bleach to a gallon of water, pour or apy with a wash cloth.
     
  4. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Un-Supported Member

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    I prefer Second Skin or another liquid bandage. It will wash of in a couple of days. Nail polish can be tough to pry off. We were told to drink a slug of vinegar before heading to the woods for camping (Scouts). Guess chiggers don't like acidic blood.
     
  5. Mike Honcho

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    Chiggers are the worst. I hate them itchy lil SOBs. BTW spray your boots to avoid them in the future. I'm not crazy about spray either, but spraying my boots keeps them suckers off.
    Now if i can find a way to get rid of mosquitos without spraying myself I'll be in bidness!
     

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