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More Brown Recluse, and Chigger bites because of the heat?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by spray_man, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. spray_man

    spray_man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    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.
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    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.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    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
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    I know someone is going to disagree but Brown Recluse spiders are not found in my area because we are too far South.

  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,931

    Correct, they are rare outside the gulf swamp states. Several other species with necrotizing venoms around these parts though.
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  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    They are occasionally found in basements here.

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