Our yard has been taken over by chiggers this year. We can't even enjoy being...

Asked August 6, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

Our yard has been taken over by chiggers this year. We can't even enjoy being in the yard without later finding we have bites all over us. My kids, my dog, my husband and I are so bit up that we are miserable and this has been on going for the last couple months. What can we do to get them out of here? We keep our yard mowed and neat, but have woods surrounding our property.

Washington County Maryland

1 Response

Thanks for your question. I'm sorry you are having trouble with chiggers. They are nasty little things. I've attached a publication on managing chiggers from our Home & Garden Information Center website. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if there is anything else you need.

http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/Chiggers%20web%20hg79.pdf