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June 23, 2006



Funny that you posted this, I just sprayed my yard yesterday for fleas, ticks, and ants. The ticks this year have been bad and I worry about Lime disease. Everytime I walk my dog I get a tick on me, she is covered by Canine Advantix so they don't get on her.

East Coast Girl

Ah, yes, the joys of yard work. I know the itch of ivy all too well. However, I have a useful tip for you that I ran into by accident. It turns out that the ingredients in "Water Babies" sunscreen (pink bottle) are very effective in relieving itching and burning caused by rash and poison ivy. The effects last for a long time, and can be reapplied as much as needed. I have never tried it on chigger bites, but it saved my better half a lot of pain and itching after a bad case of poison ivy, and made sitting at a desk all day actually tolerable -- he even managed to get a little work done to earn his paycheck! Hope this helps you, it is worth making a special trip to the store to get a bottle.


Hi I came this way via Rozanne's blog.
I live in a city and never think to put on repellent unless I am leaving the urban core. But like you I should because bugs love me, especially mosquitoes. I get a bite and then scratch it raw. I hate bitting itchy bugs.
Hope the spider bite has settled down. I hate those too!


We were supposed to stay out of the barn? Used to go in there barefoot! And I lived to tell about it!

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