Keep Your Family Safe From Chiggers With Terra Bites

Bites on footIf you just moved to Georgia from the west or far north United States, you may have never heard of a chigger. Because chiggers tend to live in warmer climates, if you just moved, you may be surprised when you go out in your yard and feel a bite like you have never felt before. Chiggers are juvenile mites, members of the arachnid family (the same family as spiders and ticks) and despite their size, have a bite way worse than their bark. 

What makes a chigger so bothersome is after it bites a human, it injects its digestive enzymes into the skin after about 1-3 hours, causes symptoms and signs to begin. Symptoms include:

  • Pronounced itching
  • Area redness, flatteness, or a raised area and may resemble a blister
  • The itch is due to the presence of the stylostome and usually is most intense within 1-2 days after the bite, but can last up to two weeks

Although many think the chigger itself burrows into skin and remains there, this is a myth, so applying nail polish or alcohol to suffocate the chigger will not do much good. The best solution is prevention, meaning keep your lawn manicured, and weeds controlled with Terra Bites Lawn Service.

We understand that life gets busy, and you may not have the time or energy to keep up with mowing, edging, and other general lawn care. Hiring a lawn care company like Terra Bites is a great way to eliminate a chigger’s ideal home. We will be sure to keep up with the maintenance of your lawn, even when you are out of town, on vacation, or just get busy. With our basic service, we visit your lawn twenty times throughout the year, which equates to every other week during the primary growing season. We also offer weed control, eliminating another breeding ground for these tiny pests.

Keep your family safe, and bite-free with help from Terra Bites Lawn Service!