Chiggers are microscopic insects that are attracted to warm, humid conditions. These chiggers can be found anywhere from your backyard to the top of your building — including in yours! Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep these critters from getting the best of you. Here’s how to get rid of chigger bites in the yard: It bruiser’s up against it with the coach and he’s got a group of guys nearby. They could be his assistants or players, but they’re all his team. All he wants to do is win another game and get back on the field. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to put his guys through a few drills before each game.
How To Get Rid Of Chiggers In The Yard?
1. Prevent Chigger Bites
Don’t wear clothes that are too light or too thin. Don’t go outside immediately after being bitten by a chigger. If you do have to go outside, make sure you cover up with clothing that is thick and covers your arms and legs.
2. Clean Your Yard
If the yard is clean, then the chiggers won’t be able to hide in your yard for long. Make sure you clean all areas of your yard that could possibly be hiding a chigger or two. Use a broom and dustpan, but also use a vacuum cleaner if necessary because chiggers don’t like the ground to be dirty either.
3. Use Bug Spray
Chiggers hate the smell of bug spray, so you should use it when walking around outside or when working on something in your yard or garden. You can also use it as an insect repellent on things such as signs and windows where the bugs might be coming in from outside — maybe they’re hiding under a rock or something! If you want, you can also use it on yourself (like we said before) so that you won’t get bitten by chiggers while out in public places like parks and beaches.
4. Watch For Chiggers
We told you earlier about how these creatures love to hide out in dark spots — especially underneath rocks and logs! Since they look like ticks, watch for ticks when walking around outside so that way you can tell the difference between a tick and a chigger.
5. Use Chigger Bait
If you see a lot of chiggers around your yard or your house, then you can use some of the many types of bait that are designed to get rid of chiggers. Some of these include bug powder, soap, water, fly paper, and so on. The most popular type is probably bug powder because it’s safe for humans and pets to ingest. It’s also the most effective because it acts as an insecticide (the same thing that keeps insects from biting you). So just sprinkle some around your yard and watch for them to die off quickly!
6. Kill Off Chiggers
If you’ve cleaned up all areas that could potentially be hiding a chigger or two, then we suggest that you kill off all remaining chiggers in your yard by putting them in one area with some kind of insecticide so they will eventually die off on their own. You should do this only if there are no other ways to get rid of them — such as by putting them in a trap or by using an insecticide in your yard or house. If there is another way (like by killing them with poison), then we doubt it will work because there are probably more still hiding out everywhere!
What Are Chiggers?
- Chiggers are small, soft-bodied insects that belong to the order of Acarina. They’re also known as the kissing bugs, and they’re found in the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Eurasia. All chigger species have a pair of legs on their front ends and three pairs of legs on their rear ends. They can be as small as 0.25 inches long with a brown body and eight legs — two pairs of which are short and weak.
- Chiggers live in damp areas such as forests, fields, grasslands, wetlands, and marshes. Some species can even be found in desert areas where it’s very dry!
- The exact number of chigger species is unknown but estimates give them at least 20 different types! This means there could potentially be hundreds or thousands of different kinds that we don’t know about yet!
- Chigger bites can be very painful and cause itching and swelling. If you get bitten a few times, then the bites can become infected.
- Chiggers are caught by touching them with your hands or by using a stick to poke them out of their hiding places. They’re also caught in sticky traps that are used to catch wasps, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects.
- Chiggers mainly eat plant juices from the leaves and stems of plants from the order of Arthropoda (the class that includes insects, spiders, scorpions, and centipedes). They also attack smaller animals such as birds and mammals like mice or rats which they feed on for blood or other body fluids like milk or eggs. They can be found in large numbers on plants that have been damaged by frost or drought — but they don’t usually bother humans because we’re not their main food source!
What To Do If You Find Chiggers?
1. You should look for chiggers on your own.
If you find them, then you should immediately remove them with a stick or your fingers.
2. You can use a pest control spray if you have one.
You can also use insecticide sprays that are used to get rid of mosquitoes, flies, wasps, and other insects. We don’t recommend using insecticides in your yard or house as they could affect the health of your family and pets!
3. You can also contact an exterminator to help get rid of them for you.
This may be the best option if you have many chiggers in different spots on your house and yard that are difficult to remove yourself!
4. If you have a lot of chiggers in your yard.
You should look for a pest control company or exterminator that can spray your house or yard with an insecticide to kill the chiggers.
5. Use Insecticidal Soap
You can also try using an insecticidal soap that has been specially made to kill chiggers!
It’s made by mixing soap flakes with a solution of water and some chemicals that are used to kill insects like chiggers.
You can also place some mothballs in your attic or in areas where there are cracks and crevices where they might be hiding! This is because moths lay their eggs on plants and trees which is where the baby chigger larvae will feed on.
7. If you suspect that there are a lot of chigger larvae in one spot
You should try to remove them with a stick or wipe them out with a rag dampened with soapy water from time to time until they die off — it may take several weeks for them to be completely wiped out!
8. Be safe
You should always wear shoes when walking around outside as this will help keep you from being bitten by insects like mosquitoes, flies, wasps, and other pests because these insects usually rest on the ground!
Chiggers are not a serious problem in areas without summer humidity levels of 40+ inches or higher. If you live in an area with higher humidity, though, it may be best to keep your house at a constant temperature of 25 – 35°C (77 – 93°F) to avoid getting chiggers. And if you’re dealing with a particularly bad outbreak, you may want to consider hiring a pest control company to rid your yard of these pesky insects.