September 29th, 2006, 07:40 PM
i just got in from the woods with my two young sons (5 & 7). they were covered in stick tights after walking through head high weeds. i was just wondering if anyone had a secret familly remedy for removing stick tights from clothing. i know my wife just wont understand when she sees this .LOL thanks for any time saving advice.
September 29th, 2006, 07:44 PM
it just takes time to pick em off...now that i know what they are.
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September 29th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Very good question I have a pair of fuzzy bibs that are covered from last year and I just do not feel like sitting down and picking them off one at a time. I have washed them twice and after I did my wife said all the clothes had them on em I heard about that for months so no more washing them for me. I am very interested to see if anyone has any ideas.
September 29th, 2006, 07:51 PM
They are the worst. Rub on them and they fall off. That's the only trick I know.
September 29th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Its called a belt sander! -- Good luck!
September 29th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Use a hair comb. It will get most of them.
September 29th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Take your knife and hold the material somewhat taut and scrape them off. It isn't perfect.
If you can sneak them in the wash then it spreads them around so that instead of you having a lot, everyone has just some. Seems fair to me.
Last edited by Keith Thompson; September 29th, 2006 at 11:20 PM.
September 29th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier
i tried the washing machine also with this response> from the wife.LOL
i wont try that again
September 30th, 2006, 12:06 AM
i always take a knife blade and stretch the material, and scrape them off. I have also used a paint scraper. That's the best i could do....they still suck!
September 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
Yea, you can take them off with a knife blade held at the correct angle pretty easily. Just dont cut up your breeches.
September 30th, 2006, 01:08 AM
September 30th, 2006, 09:49 AM
thanks everyone, happy hunting
September 30th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Soak your cloths for about an hour in warm water then use a butter knife to scrape them off while the cloths are still wet, works like a charm.
September 30th, 2006, 10:42 AM
I heard Gene Wensel say once to rent a hotel room, and use their blanket and wrap yourself up in it and it will transfer them from your hunting clothes to their blanket.
September 30th, 2006, 12:01 PM
I've been using my knife for years, but I like mike's idea way better! Never heard that one before.
October 1st, 2006, 01:32 AM
thats funny right there
Originally Posted by mikericci
October 1st, 2006, 03:12 AM
just pick them off, will take about 5 mins, we call them burrs, never herd anyone call them "stick tights"
October 4th, 2006, 02:49 PM
We call them beggers lice around here. They are a mess to clean up.
Originally Posted by Chad220
October 4th, 2006, 03:06 PM
We call them stick tights and beggars lice here also. Wonderful little creations aren't they? I've found out over the course of many hunting seasons that there really just isn't a remedy for taking those things off. It really depends on the material they're on as well.For instance, this past weekend I was out cutting some dead ttrees on my place and I had them all over my clothes. Well I was wearing jeans and a long sleeve cotton shirt and gloves. I basically got the majority of them off by simply rubbing them vigorously with my hand. However, this technique doesn't work at all on fleece hunting clothes - it just embeds them further!! I really think the only good way to get rid of them is to just plain try to avoid walking through them - and I know - that's darn near impossible!!
October 4th, 2006, 03:43 PM
October 4th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Burrs and beggar lice are two very different animals. Burrs (those round hairy/sticky seeds) aren't hard to remove unless they're in a dog's long hair.
Originally Posted by Chad220
I learned what beggar lice (stick tites) were when I moved to Kentucky and hunted there. Little triangle seeds that stick to every surface of cloth imaginable and don't come off for love nor money. I spend many a weary hour picking those little nasties out of my cammies(+socks, gloves, hats, whatever)
I'd try the wet clothes butterknife idea. I ruined the finish on too many camo clothes with knives and scrapers. I'm glad to be back in the land of burrs again.
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