Can horses get chiggers?
Posted 05 June 2006 - 02:57 PM
My husband has chiggers really bad, too...so I'm wondering if Big Man has them? It's just been within the last week that this has started. I've bathed him with betadine, sprayed Avon Skin So Soft on him daily, and even got "Chiga-Rid" cream from WalMart and rubbed into his legs....but he's still really itchy? He's rubbing himself on trees and biting himself, I'm worried about him.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 03:40 PM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 04:52 PM
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:12 PM
Chiggers are a tiny bug/insect thing that live in the grass & weeds down south....I don't think they're in the northern states. You can't see them, but you can sure feel them!
You can (and WILL) get them by just setting foot in grass...they burrow into your skin and itch like CRAZY. The only way that I know of to kill them is to cover the bites with clear fingernail polish or spray them with heavy-duty hairspray....it suffocates the bug in your skin.
Wearing long pants & socks helps keep them off your skin, but it's still possible to get them. We just have them really bad around here for some reason, even though we keep the grass cut really short.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:52 PM
Needless to say, I bought a bottle.
Edited by Sheryl~Irish Hills Farm, 05 June 2006 - 05:53 PM.
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 06:39 PM
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