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dadburn chiggers!!!!


t j and me ben givin this place a good cleanin.folks left things here fir us to deal with when mom and 2 of my sisters moved from next door.well,the dang grass got high too.i started mowin and t j decided to help out.thats great, i dont care for mowin at all.rite after our showers we started itchin all over.them dang chiggers got both of us but good.i think they like t j better than me. she is ate up with em.i do remember usin bleack water to get em off when i was a kid.i told ole boo about the bleach water and he put some on him before he went out to help. that little poot didnt get one dang chigger.i guess some of them old home remedies do work.im not goin out again without some bleach water on my old tookus.yep,they got us both dang good rite where it hurts. hahahano



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I feel for ya' Geezer.  I've had a few run-ins with varmints and plants that'll make you itch.  I used to get got real bad by fleas from time to time; some critter would take up residence in the cable trenches in our substations, build a nest, and when you walked over the nest on the cover plates, the varmints would get on ya' between the gaps and lifting holes in the plates.  Sometimes the critters would set up house in the trenches inside of a building, and if you didn't get onto them right away, and the station was not visited for a spell, you'd get waylaid when you opened the door.  The thing that seems to get most folks though, at least in the plant world, Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac, never bothered me.  Bad thing was that I'd get into it, and then someone else would get it from some contact with me.  Here's a "war story" for y'all:

I opened up a control building one night in the wee hours and when I flipped on the lights, the floor looked like flowing black water there were so many fleas on it; not to mention that the building reeked of animal filth and decay. Turned out a momma Possum had made a nest in the trench end just inside of the door, then she'd gotten into the 220 volt buss in the power panel and got burned and crawled back to the nest a croaked, along with her litter of kits, or whatever possum babies are called.  The fleas just kept on multiplying; after we got them all killed a couuple of days later, we swept them up with a broom and bagged them in trash bags.  Anyhow, when I opened that door, the fleas swarmed me; got up my pants legs and into my drawers, under my untucked t-shirt, and anywhere else they could find flesh to chew on - I felt like I was on fire.  It was a good thing the station was pretty isolated and there were no people about because I grabbed some stuff off of my truck which fortunately was parked about fifty feet away, and got down to taking care of my problem.  I fired up my fire pump,, grabbed the hose and headed out into the yard a ways away from the building.  I sprayed my exterior off with bug repellent, then sprayed the ground with insecticide (we carried ten gallons of the stuff).  Then I stripped down to the buff and sprayed myself with the repellent, shook out my clothes and sprayed them again, and did the ground a second time.  Took a shower in the fire hose with a bar of soap, and sprayed the ground again.  When I checked myself with a flashlight, I was red and splotchy all over, and I itched worse that I can ever remember before or since.  I sprayed my way back to the truck, got dressed, then sprayed my way back to the building and locked it up.  Called the Dispatcher and told him what had happened, and got it set up for heavy maintenance to come out the next morning with a bug contractor and get the place cleaned up.  I took myself to a hospital ER, and wound up getting a bunch of shots of stuff to ease the itch, fight off infection and stuff you can get from fleas, and one to prevent anaphylatic shock, even though I didn't show signs of it at the time.  What a mess that all was.



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Been a long time since I had to do battle with them invisible bastards but I've had my share of defeats.  We have always had good luck with sulphur that we kept in an old sock and used it to dust everything below our knees when we went out.  Once them %$%$#@ dig in they can cause you some misery in your ?places? hahahaha



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My wife got a bad case of them when we went to Florida one winter....had to cut our vacation short because of it....Didnt bother me at all...As we headed north to the cooler temps, they disappeared......

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Don't have those critters up here,, they would have to learn how to swim,, so thats why they stay down there with you guys.. Or YAH-LLLlllLlLlLl

I always heard that the best way to get rid of them things was to shave one side of the forest (for lack of a better term)and then set the other side on fire,, and stab em when they ran outta the fire,no with a ice pick



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 2nd of June 2011 12:42:59 PM

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Like I said previously, I haven't had to battle them in a long time but most every time that I encountered them boogers was where there was lots of common burmuta grass.  The worse part is they cause you to itch and then you scratch them in your sleep and end up looking like you have leprosy or jungle rot steaming.gif



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