Chiggers

Asked July 26, 2016, 11:22 AM EDT

Do chiggers live in your bed?

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1 Response

No, but it is possible to bring them into bed if you have not bathed or washed off or changed clothes after being outside in a chigger-infested area. See http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g7398 for more details.

Bedbugs, on the other hand, can live in the bed and cause itching from bites. See http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/entfactpdf/ef636.pdf for control options for them.