Question by  archaeocat (21)

How do you get rid of chiggers in your yard?

My kids always get chigger bites.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

To rid your yard of chiggers, and help with prevention, kill their habitats. Keep your yard trimmed low and weeds pulled during spring and summer (chiggers thrive during these seasons). Purchase repellents and keep your body covered. Don't worry, chiggers do not burrow as told by old myths. For chigger bite symptoms use Calamine lotion and oral medications like Benadryl.


Answer by  therealnapster (107)

Many things can help reduce the chigger population in your yard. First, keeping your yard cut fairly low, dry, open, and well-drained is a good idea. There are also commercial insecticides targeted towards chiggers that can be purchased (mostly online).


Answer by  JBFLA (285)

You can get rid of chiggers by purchasing pesticides for fleas/chiggers at your local garden center. Clean your yard of all decaying limbs or leaves. Then spray the yard as per the pesticides instructions. You can wait a few weeks and reapply to make sure you have killed any eggs that may still be alive.

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