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    I am back in cold Ohio after 2 weeks in Ocala National Forest. I brought some Florida souvenirs. I still am scratching my chigger bites. Deet didnt stop them but I did not see a single tick. I am the only guy in Cincinnati with chiggers in winter.

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    Nasty lil bastards....nothing lil soak in bleach water canít fix...fortunately few weeks back when we hiked it was well below freezing so hopefully it killed a few skeeters and ticks....


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    Deet has no effect. Chiggers can easily washed off your skin with just soap and water but that's no solution for camping. The method I use is to cover my skin. That means long pants and long sleeves which does not bode well for hiking in Florida. My opinion is that sleeping in a hammock helps. That's just an opinion.

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    BTW I should add that the 2 weeks in ONF was amazing and paradise compared to the deep freeze up here. It is a great place to hang in January. We have chiggers and ticks in Ohio too.

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    I've been spending weekends in the ONF since mid-Dec. No ticks, no chiggers, and mosquitoes are gone after the last two weeks freezes.

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    go to the garden center and get flours of sulphur, put some in a sock and dust it anywhere you don't want red bugs, I usually just dust my pants cuffs and around the wrists. it has never failed me yet in more than 30 years.

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