How can I prevent chigger bites?

Asked June 27, 2018, 8:46 AM EDT

In the last few years I and others been experiencing a scourge of very itchy bites after working in our gardens, which we now think are the results of chiggers--something we never had to contend with before. Is there anything we can do besides spray up every day before going out to our gardens? And is there a recommended treatment for the nasty bites?

Clinton County Michigan

2 Responses


Chiggers are more of a problem in southern states and we usual do not encounter them in Michigan. You might try treating the area with Ortho Bug B Gon, which is an effective miticide. It might help.

Regards, Howard

Hi again,

Please read and follow all the instructions on any pesticide label before using it.