Chiggers can be some of the most annoying insect bites a person can get. They are hard to avoid if you are in an area that is infested. You can't see them very easily but you will know if you got into them. They like to get in dark, warm places where your clothes fit tightly. Ithcing is not usually felt for two to three hours after exposure has occurred and may persist up to two weeks. One good thing about chiggers is that they are not known to transmit any infectious diseases in the United States. To avoid bites personal protection and the use of a repellant spray can help. Wearing your pants tucked into to your socks or boots and long-sleeved shirts when going into suspected areas will help prevent an attack. If you come in contact with chiggers, a thorough soapy shower in cool to lukewarm water is highly effective treatment. Lather, rinse, and repeat several times. To find out if an area is potentially infested, check by placing a black piece of cardboard on its edge in the area and the chiggers if present should climb to the top. If the lawn is found to be infested then removal of brush and blackberry thickets is necessary as well as mowing the infested area. Once conducive conditions have been eliminated then the application of an appropriately labeled pesticide may be used. For a free on site consultation and estimate give us a call and we will send a Hired Killer right over.