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Stalking the Wild Blueberry

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A major irritation in picking blackberries is dealing with trombicula, more commonly known as chiggers. If you want to pick berries in the wild, you will have to suffer through chigger bites. There are some homemade remedies however, that can help to prevent bites, including wearing tight clothing and placing a kerosene soaked cloth around your ankles.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 2, July 1984, p18-19, il, por