If you’ve been spending time in your yard only to return inside with mysterious insect bites, it could be that you have an infestation of chiggers.
These insects are commonly misunderstood and many people attribute the bites that they leave to other insects.
Typically, in comparison to other insects that bite humans, chiggers are a relatively low-level concern. This is because you usually won’t come into contact with them unless you spend a frequent amount of time outdoors, especially hunting or camping.
Other reasons why they are a low-level concern include:
- They do not spread disease
- They do not infest homes
- They only bite humans during their larval stage
Because these insects are microscopically small, it is difficult to tell you’re dealing with an infestation. The rash associated with a chigger bite is a surefire way to tell. We also recommend searching for them on any tight items of clothing, as that is where they tend to congregate on humans.
Our Lawrence chigger control experts are trained in locating and removing chigger infestations so you can enjoy spending time outdoors once again.