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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    What huge red things are you referring to?

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    I've never heard of ticks & chiggers (I started to write chicks & tiggers ... hmmm) sprinting around like that. I think they're more sedentary, waiting for food to come to them while trying not to dehydrate. But some predatory mites chase down critters on their miniature savannahs and maybe those are what you're seeing. But they must be wearing little jet packs to cover so much ground so quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Mar. 26 2005,8:26)]But they must be wearing little jet packs to cover so much ground so quickly.
    You know... If I could video one I'd show you... I'me very surprised with how fast these things go!! I figure to be doing that... They've gotta be hunters. but on one of the many pages I've just read on chiggers... it does say they can move fast. I don't know what they mean by "fast" though.
    LOL, I sure hope they are not chiggers... I've been reading on them since it came up... And it doesn't really sound like them. These are bigger than what I read chiggers are. Myself, mywife and our dog (free roam of out back by greenhouse) arn't showing any signs of being bit... (itching/red bump) geesh! I hope not! ...you know how like if you learn a kid you go to school witch has lice, your head starts to itch? I'm starting to "feel" things walking arround on me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    If they are chiggers, you should take off all your clothes and roll around in them. That will teach em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What huge red things are you referring to?
    not the blister things but the golfball sized (ok maybe not THAT big) red regions around the bite... and no I don't mean that lyme disease bull's eye!
    I'm almost sure they're not chiggers. if they were, you'd probably be itching like crazy by now..
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    They are mites. To get rid of them, fumigate the greenhouse, or a natural method is to put a bead of PennyRoyal oil around the plants. Around each pot/tub. The oil will drive them off. They hate it. I always wore PennyRoyal whenever I went bogging, and never got a chigger or tick. Mosquitoes wouldn't land on me either. Ole Native American remedy. Works really well!
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    yep, velvet mites




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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]These mites are slow moving creatures that have big appetites. Even the young mites prey upon insects many times their size, preferring grasshoppers and crickets. They also consume insect eggs.
    Some mites are used for controlling many kinds of insect pests, so are considered beneficial to the environment. They are no threat to humans.
    so it's not a velvet mite.
    http://kaweahoaks.com/html/velvet_mite.html
    and I see zero reason to kill them.
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