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Old 07-08-2014, 10:59 AM   #91
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My Dad had close friends that lived in Barstow, California (right in the middle of the Mojave desert) so, when visiting, I was warned about Tarantula wasps, the hairy spiders themselves, and the many venomous snakes. The Desert can be a very unfriendly place. Even the plants have stickers, spines, and barbs!
And don't put your feet in your shoes until you have shaken out anything that might have crawled into them. One year at camp, a girl got stung by a scorpion because she didn't look. She got very little sympathy from people who didn't know her, even though she was hospitalized. "Silly girl, she should have shook her shoes."
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:02 AM   #92
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I'll add one more to the list of despised critters and insects: chiggers



Seems like rarely a year goes by where my legs and ankles don't get eaten alive by those nasty little bugs. And the sores itch for months. I've had them last until well into winter.




Yikes! Never had chiggers until I sat on the grass when we were in Florida, the nasty things got under the waistband of my shorts, and itched for weeks!


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Old 07-08-2014, 11:04 AM   #93
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My neighbor put his yard shoes on in the garage and a wasp, who was camping out inside the shoe, stung him repeatedly before he could get it back off. His whole foot swelled up like a balloon.
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And don't put your feet in your shoes until you have shaken out anything that might have crawled into them. One year at camp, a girl got stung by a scorpion because she didn't look. She got very little sympathy from people who didn't know her, even though she was hospitalized. "Silly girl, she should have shook her shoes."
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My neighbor put his yard shoes on in the garage and a wasp, who was camping out inside the shoe, stung him repeatedly before he could get it back off. His whole foot swelled up like a balloon.
I keep my yard shoes in the basement. I always shake them out real good and check inside before i put them on. Never know!
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I've used the word "jigger" and "chigger" interchangeably all my life. Because I'm curious I finally looked them up and find that they're two different insects/arthropods. Who knew? Not me!

"Jiggers
Known medically as tungiasis, tropical jigger infections should not be confused with chigger bites. Chiggers are Trombicula alfreddugesi larvae. Jiggers are female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) that burrow in the skin of people's feet and lower legs with the purposes of laying their eggs.

Jiggers who take root raise white lesions with black dots in their centers that can cause intense pain and itching. Options for treating jigger infections include surgical removal, suffocating the fleas by covering the black dot (i.e., the flea's air hole) with an airtight wax dressing, or applying thiabendazole, ivermectin (e.g., Stromectol from Merck) or metrifonate cream. Untreated jigger infections can lead to the development of tetanus, cellulitis and gangrene."

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I've used the word "jigger" and "chigger" interchangeably all my life. Because I'm curious I finally looked them up and find that they're two different insects/arthropods. Who knew? Not me!
Really? Just looking to argue again, are you?

Trust me, I've grown up and lived around these things my whole life. I've heard them called both chiggers and jiggers. There are no tropical insects here. In this part of the country both names refer to the same thing, perhaps incorrectly, but whataya gonna do.
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