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Re: Chiggers

Postby djinwa » Tue May 30, 2017 9:30 pm

Brute 23 wrote:OFF or any thing with the highest amount of Deet you can find. Vaseline or a lotion after you get them.

I have spilled Ivomec on my leg a couple times over the years. Didn't have any bites for almost one whole year. Im not brave enough to get myself a regular dose every year.

Chiggers and ticks are bad right now around here. They are in the grass and get slung up on you. I am coating myself with OFF before I go out every time now.


Don't have to be too brave. Ivermectin used regularly in many parts of the world in annual doses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivermectin

Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, traditionally against parasitic worms and other multicellular parasites. It is mainly used in humans in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), but is also effective against other worm infestations (such as strongyloidiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, filariasis and enterobiasis), and some epidermal parasitic skin diseases, including scabies.

Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas, and to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis around the world in programs sponsored by the Carter Center using ivermectin donated by Merck.[11][12][13] The disease is common in 30 African countries, six Latin American countries, and Yemen.[14] The drug rapidly kills microfilariae, but not the adult worms. A single oral dose of ivermectin, taken annually for the 10–15-year lifespan of the adult worms, is all that is needed to protect the individual from onchocerciasis.[15]
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Re: Chiggers

Postby talltimber » Tue May 30, 2017 9:55 pm

x2 on ChiggerX. Good stuff.
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Re: Chiggers

Postby Bigfoot » Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm

djinwa wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:OFF or any thing with the highest amount of Deet you can find. Vaseline or a lotion after you get them.

I have spilled Ivomec on my leg a couple times over the years. Didn't have any bites for almost one whole year. Im not brave enough to get myself a regular dose every year.

Chiggers and ticks are bad right now around here. They are in the grass and get slung up on you. I am coating myself with OFF before I go out every time now.


Don't have to be too brave. Ivermectin used regularly in many parts of the world in annual doses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivermectin

Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, traditionally against parasitic worms and other multicellular parasites. It is mainly used in humans in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), but is also effective against other worm infestations (such as strongyloidiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, filariasis and enterobiasis), and some epidermal parasitic skin diseases, including scabies.

Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas, and to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis around the world in programs sponsored by the Carter Center using ivermectin donated by Merck.[11][12][13] The disease is common in 30 African countries, six Latin American countries, and Yemen.[14] The drug rapidly kills microfilariae, but not the adult worms. A single oral dose of ivermectin, taken annually for the 10–15-year lifespan of the adult worms, is all that is needed to protect the individual from onchocerciasis.[15]


A friend of mine went on a mission trip, and swore the Doc that went lined the whole town up, and gave them a squirt of ivomec orally.
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Postby Brute 23 » Wed May 31, 2017 6:08 am

That is interesting. :)
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Re: Chiggers

Postby snoopdog » Wed May 31, 2017 6:56 am

campho phenique for relief
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Re: Chiggers

Postby D2Cat » Wed May 31, 2017 7:58 am

I get a bottle of odorless garlic, and take 5 or 6 each day during the spring and summer. Sure helps with ticks too.
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Re: Chiggers

Postby TANK30705 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:43 am

Cattle insecticide tag pinned on hat does well for prevention.
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Re: Chiggers

Postby Hunter » Wed May 31, 2017 10:04 am

I've heard Avon Skin so Soft works on chiggers and ticks.
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Re: Chiggers

Postby greybeard » Wed May 31, 2017 12:23 pm

Blue Duck works pretty good too.
be nice Life's cheap up here on the Canadian, it's about to get cheaper. Let's gamble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUCW7y5az8
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Re: Chiggers

Postby RanchMan90 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:11 pm

greybeard wrote:Blue Duck works pretty good too.
be nice Life's cheap up here on the Canadian, it's about to get cheaper. Let's gamble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUCW7y5az8

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Re: Chiggers

Postby M-5 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:50 pm

Ill take a sack of redbugs if youll take 2 sacks of mosquitos and 3 sacks of knats
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed May 31, 2017 8:40 pm

I used to live in Kansas and so I am VERY aware of chiggers. People out here don't know what you are talking about.
I found your remedies quite fascinating because I always used sulfa powder. Put it in a sock & dust your ankles and pant legs with it. Kept them off. If you didn't protect before going out, if you jumped in a shower immediately when you got home, you could avoid them. When we moved out here, it took me a looonnnggg time before I felt comfortable walking thru tall grass --- or --- SITTING on the ground!!!!
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Re: Chiggers

Postby Cross-7 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:53 pm

greybeard wrote:Blue Duck works pretty good too.
be nice Life's cheap up here on the Canadian, it's about to get cheaper. Let's gamble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUCW7y5az8



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Re: Chiggers

Postby angus9259 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:14 pm

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