Country Lore: Red Bugs Remedy

A swallow of vinegar can help keep away red bugs when you're walking in tall grass.
By Dennis Youngen
October/November 1998
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Don't let red bugs in tall grass bother you.
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For anybody who is bothered by red bugs when you walk in the tall grass, try drinking vinegar. We always have cider vinegar, so that's what I always use. The other kinds might work, but I have never tried them. I find it's best if you drink it before going into the tall stuff, but if you forget, drink it when you get back home. It doesn't take much, just a swallow. That's about all I can get down. Do have something in your stomach before you drink it, or you will have a major case of indigestion.

Dennis Youngen
Hawkinsville, GA








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