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#2937882 - 09/10/12 07:48 AM any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers
serriaman07
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Ok does anyone know what the best insect replent to keep chiggers and seed ticks off cuase ever thing i have bought sucks thanks for everones help
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#2937894 - 09/10/12 08:01 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: serriaman07]
TNDeerGuy
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Permethrine—just don't get it on your skin!
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#2937970 - 09/10/12 08:41 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Andy S.
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Permethrin. You can typically find these two products in Tractor Supply, Bass Pro, your local hardware stores and some Wal-Marts. Spray your clothes the night before so it has time to dry and you will be all set the following day when you head to the field.

http://www.sawyer.com/bugs.html#bugs1

http://www.rei.com/product/784097/repel-permanone-clothing-and-gear-insect-repellent


Edited by Andy S. (09/10/12 08:41 AM)
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#2937972 - 09/10/12 08:45 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: Andy S.]
Crow Terminator
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What these guys said. Your local CO-OP or Tractor Supply will have it. You can get the commercial grade version in a can or you can ask for the same stuff in a self mix style...in which you can get a whole lot more of it for a lot less $. Their equine specialists should know what you are asking about.

Then all you'd need is an empty spray bottle and water to dilute it and you're ready to rock.

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#2937986 - 09/10/12 08:57 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: Crow Terminator]
serriaman07
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Is it scent less
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#2937987 - 09/10/12 08:57 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: Crow Terminator]
serriaman07
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Is it scent less
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#2937997 - 09/10/12 09:03 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: serriaman07]
redheadshooter
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I try to be one with the deer. They have ticks and chiggers. So will I. \:\)
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#2938031 - 09/10/12 09:39 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: redheadshooter]
ImThere
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When it dries, no scent. Premethrin and thermacell and you should be pretty much bug free. Premthrin isnt supposed to work on chiggers but i havent had any in 4 or 5 years since i started using it so i dont know
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#2938170 - 09/10/12 12:24 PM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: ImThere]
fasteddie
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Sawyers Permetherine. Spray it on your clothes the night before the season and its good for 6 washes. Works great and odorless after it dries
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#2939025 - 09/11/12 12:13 AM Re: any tips on stopping seed ticks and chiggers [Re: ]
catman529
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I mixed my own Permethrin-10 from TSC with water to dilute to a little more than 0.5% permethrin. Sprayed all over shirt, pants, socks, and boots. I was in the woods helping a buddy hang 2 stands, walked through plenty of seed tick and chigger territory, and have not had 1 bite show up. Well worth the money. Buy the permethrin for livestock because it's concentrated and you can dilute it and make it last longer, and saves a ton of money. Sawyers is a ripoff.
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