Spraying for chiggers on my property

Asked July 13, 2020, 10:13 AM EDT

Who can I contact to spray insecticide for chiggers? I live in Vienna, MD

Dorchester County Maryland

1 Response

Use of pesticides to control chiggers is not recommended. Chiggers are most often found in vegetation transition zones such as along the junction of forest and grass, along margins of swamps, brush thickets and even home lawns. Reduce chigger populations by keeping lawns mowed and shrubbery trimmed. These practices promote good air circulation, which dries out the area, making it less favorable for chigger development. See more on our web page and publication. It offers information on lifecycle and management techniques. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/chiggers

Marian