Turkey Mites

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by danny99, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. danny99

    danny99 6 pointer

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    If anyone has had turkey mites how did you get rid of them, and stop the itching.
     
  2. skeetshooter105

    skeetshooter105 6 pointer

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    Lice Shampoo that can be purchased at Walmart. Use it as body wash, suds up and leave a few minutes. Wash off and you should feel the results shortly.
     
  3. jblack1

    jblack1 8 pointer

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    you better get some of the lice spray for your bed also.
     
  4. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Probably the good ole chigger, Use some deet before you go out and get a good shower when you get back in, should prevent them, but if you already have them, well good luck, I have tried several old fashioned remedies but nothing works 100% of the time.
     
  5. danny99

    danny99 6 pointer

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    I know it's a tick larvae most people here call them turkey mites.
     
  6. Mepperson

    Mepperson 12 pointer

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    Yeah, been there done that.....the doctor said tick larvae. Soaking in clorox water in the tub helps with the itch and kills some of them but you smell like bleach for days.
     
  7. Colorado_Hunter

    Colorado_Hunter 10 pointer

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    I thought that the so called "turkey mites" were actually deer ticks.
     
  8. weedwalker

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    As I've mentioned on here several times before; athletes foot cream will stop the itch almost immediatly and the bites will heal much faster.
     
  9. LBLDOG

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    thank you WEED , will have to try that next time!! That is a new one on me!!!!!!
     
  10. weedwalker

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    LBLDOG, I've been using it for years. It works great for seed ticks, chiggers, skeeter bites, bee stings and all kinds of bug bites. It's even good for spider bites.
     
  11. slickhead slayer

    slickhead slayer 12 pointer

    Correct, and I believe Dr's say that the ticks aren't even on you, most bite and then fall off. So treating the itching is about all you can do, and as was mentioned, an foot cream does well.
     
  12. massive horns

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    Ditto. Only thing that works for me.....
     
  13. bowcrazy*

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    Chigger Rid helps with seed ticks after you get them, which is probably what you have. Permonone or permethrin based spray on your clothes in heavy treatments will keep them away. They will eat Deet for an appetizer.
     
  14. took the permonome an deet thing right out of may mouth!!!
     
  15. the ones i have had bite me most loved what they got cause the little sheets stuck to me.:D
     
  16. BadDuck

    BadDuck 12 pointer

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    I have to disagree. I can say without question that there is not any place in this great state that has more ticks than my farm. I am sure there are a couple of members on here that would be happy to confirm this claim.

    That said, I use nothing but deet. I havent had a tick in years. I do spray it on very heavy, but it never fails to work.

    2nd lesson of the day. turkey mites seed ticks or whatever you want to call them ARE 1st stage larvae deer ticks. They bite you, inject a anti-coagulant which provides them with ablood meal. They then release and fall off.

    You are not removing or ridding yourself of the tick, merely treating the itch.
     
  17. jeffb

    jeffb 8 pointer

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    I use deet on my feet and ankles before I put my shoes, socks and pants on and then use permanone on the outside of my shoes and pants. Seems to work pretty well although I still seem to get a few every squirell season.
     
  18. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Some people seem to have a natural chemistry, that doesn't attract ticks or chiggers, however, I am not one of them. My hide seems to be getting thinner, each passing season.
    In my neck of the woods, we have a strain of deer ticks that will wade thru Off or a Deets product and cover you up.
    Treating your clothes and boots with Permonone, is the only thing that works for me.
     
  19. jblack1

    jblack1 8 pointer

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    So you've noticed this also, I've always wondered why some people get large quantities of ticks and someone else can take the same path and get none.
     

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