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Old 07-31-2011, 12:39 PM
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I'm with the Patriot here, I can't believe anyone would not wear long pants and sleeves down here doing this work. I've seen nit-wits in shorts muscle T and sandals.

Any way, we wear long lightweight khaki's, roomy light weight long sleeved company shirts, boots & socks above the ankle and Nitril gloves for... you know.

I keep antihistamine in liquid form on the trucks just in case.

Down here we run into coral snakes, pygmy rattlers, cotton-mouths, scorpions, pythons, hostile iguanas big enough to make boots out of. Not to mention gators, wild boars you name it. Then every insect that bites, africanized bee colonies that like to nest in water meter boxes, wasps, hornets, fire ants that are born pi$$ed off that doesn't include the foliage that is an irritant or has thorns big enough to rip flesh out of your body.

Best to be a little warmer, drink more water and move just a little more slowly.

Those bite's look like they'll be uncomfortable for a while.
I agree with the Patriot too. I had a lapse in judgement. Like I said. Those are not my bites. Mine where gone soon after I bathed and scrubbed with soap. I f you do not do that the bites can last up to 3 days.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:56 PM
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chiggers do not burrow in your skin, but they are mite larvae and piss me off.

got covered on my legs by picking three tomatoes in my garden a few days ago. holy crap, an bena dryl was my friend along with clear nail polish over the bites to keep air outa there which makes it itch. trust me, look it up.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:30 PM
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I treat chigger bites with finger nail polish paint the top of the bite and will stop itching go away in day or two
The brown recluse is something I dont want again last time took me atleast month to recovery from It took a shot every 2 days for 2 weeks It was like 6'' from my man hood
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:37 PM
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I know someone is going to disagree but Brown Recluse spiders are not found in my area because we are too far South.





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Old 07-31-2011, 03:58 PM
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I know someone is going to disagree but Brown Recluse spiders are not found in my area because we are too far South.





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Correct, they are rare outside the gulf swamp states. Several other species with necrotizing venoms around these parts though.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:36 PM
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They are occasionally found in basements here.
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