[Homestead] Chigger WAS Anthropology -
frank.fries at imagewireless.ca
Thu Jan 15 22:07:31 EST 2009
Did the google - very similar lifecycle and habits to the ticks we have
here - except very tiny - bites sound somewhat like the ones from
no-see-ums. I am starting to think our man-eating mosquitos are not so bad.
The article didn't mention one way or the other - are they seasonal.
The ticks we have here are very seasonal - they are out in small numbers
pretty early once it warms up - then get quite bad in the early summer (some
years worse than others - varies by year, likely based on moisture) and once
the hot part of the summer hits, they taper off and then are done until the
next spring. Apparently they can't stand the really hot, really dry
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Chigger WAS Anthropology -
> Chiggers are small, almost microscopic mites that burrow under your skin
> and cause severe itching. The only way to kill them is to cut off their
> air supply, suffocating them. Most folks I know use fingernail polish
> to accomplish that.
> Google "chigger" and you will even see pictures.
> Frank Fries wrote:
>> "There is a ton of collective information here." Have scanned some of
>> the archives and noticed that.
>> Here is a question - what the heck is a "chigger" (mentioned in the
>> firewood thread). I know what ticks are and I assume that chiggers
>> are an insect that bites humans - but like a horsefly or like a
>> mosquito or ???
> "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will
> not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius
> will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
> world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
> are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
> the problems of the human race"
> ~ Calvin Coolidge
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