The recommended treatment in a case like that is to drive all bugs to one side, say the left. Shave a vertical patch clear, pour on lighter fluid or gasoline, and strike a match. As the red bugs run to the other side for shelter, stab them with an ice pick. Pretty simple; I'm surprised you hadn't thought of it before, Joey.jdupre' wrote:Yeah, Bee, we do call em red bugs. I just didn't want to sound too "country". I did have one that came a little north and got a mite personal with the jewels. <SNIP>
Kayak Jack wrote: Pretty simple; I'm surprised you hadn't thought of it before, Joey.
graybeard wrote:As kids, when we'd visit the grandparents in Arkansas, they'd dust our shoes and socks with powdered sulfur to keep the chiggers away.
Worked real good, except that we always wound up rolling around in the grass. Next day our feet and legs would be bite free, but the parts of our backs we couldn't reach would itch something fierce.
I can also remember as a first grader in Virginia, when the skeeter spray trucks would come around, we'd run out and play in the fog. That might explain a lot.
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