Chiggers are commonly found in tall grasses, and their bite can lead to the most intense itching experience of your entire life!
These pests are most active during the afternoon, and the temperature needs to be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit for them to remain active. Unlike ticks, chiggers are way too small for most people to see them without the assistance of a magnifying glass. However, just like ticks, chiggers can stay attached to your skin for an extended period of time.
Chiggers are most attracted to wrists, armpits, ankles, behind the knees and the groin region. You can minimize your risk of getting these highly itchy bites by wearing long sleeved shirts and pants. Always stick to the center of the trail while in the woods, and keep your pants tucked into your socks.
It is also a good idea to wear insect repellant and take a shower as soon as you get home. Be aware that the typical symptoms of a chigger bite become intensified when they bite your most sensitive part, if you know what we’re talking about. If this happens to you, you may experience swelling and painful urination on top of the intense itching.
Chigger bites can become infected due to the intense urge to itch, so it is vital not to scratch them. As the YouTube tutorial points out. The itching will subside when you body neutralizes the acids injected by the nasty little things…