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i havent been down to my property in burlington county but other guys have. they said they are coming home with a thousand little black bugs that look like spiders almost. they bite and they are leaving welts... i looked up chiggers but the internet says chiggers are not black...anyone know what these are? not ticks either....any ideas?
 

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I think your buddies need to get some of that "blue ointment" :D
 

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Probably baby ticks. I get them on my pants and they look like a spot the size of a quarter...then the spot starts to move...it's hundreds, maybe thousands, of ticks. They quickly spread out and are very hard to get off your clothes, and skin if they get to it. The best way to get them off is wrap duct tape around your hand with the sticky side out and roll the adhesive side all over your clothing, they will stick to it.
 

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It could be mites or chiggers, but I tend to agree with Scrubby rack buck!!!!

I think Qwell Shampoo is the name brand of that blue stuff!!!![smirk][up]
 

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Chiggers can also be a light brown sandy color. If your buddies are itching like crazy over the next couple of weeks then they are probably chiggers.
 

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Welcome to the world of chiggers. Many a man has moved to the city to avoid these nasty creatures. They are the reason I stay out of the woods until first frost. By the time you see them on your white socks, then its too late. Shower, then shower again and then shower some more. I have been bitten by them on so many occassions that my wife swears that I like them. I have tried everthing, nail polish, chigger x, alcohol and every other bug bite lotion. Nothing works, period!!! As you can see I have also looked down and said"what are those black specks" but that was many moons and thousands of bites ago. Now when I look at a patch of woods you will often hear me say "There are more chiggers in those woods then there are chinamen in the world" I for one wood burn all of the woods in the state of NJ and start over, unless someone else has a solution:)
 
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