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 Post subject: Chiggers in the HEAT!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:09 pm 
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dchall,
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Beneficial nematodes only work for insects still in the soil. When the temps warm up, ticks climb up the grass and get out of the soil, so the BN won't work against them. You don't say where you are, but if it is still pretty cool at night, you still have a chance to catch the ticks before they move out of range.


So what kills them AFTER they've moved to the trees? We live in Wylie and go to my in-laws that is just chock-a-block full of trees (and chiggers). They would be worried about hurting their lizards, fish, & chickens as well though (with whatever kills the chiggers).
Thanks for the help.
Ronnie


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:45 pm 
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I'm not familiar with chiggers habits. Ticks climb up to the shrubs when the soil warms up. Do chiggers to the same? If so, then BN will not work. However, there is a new product on the market from Green Light called Bioganic.

Look here -> http://www.greenlightco.com/products/Li ... icides.htm <-. It has oils from several herbs in it and is completely organic. You have to spray it on the insect to affect it. It takes a few hours then for the insect to die, but the effect is there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:37 am 
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i have used wettable sulfur for several to control chiggers once the rains stop. apply it as you would a dust. to cover broad areas i would purchase a gilmore (or type) duster.


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