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Old 12-09-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Paris
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I'm coming from CO here, where the closest thing we have to a bug is an ant. But, in the Eastern US, the obnoxious insects appear. Chiggers are the one insect that has really got me scared though. They sound like they are much worse than ticks. Are they everywhere in the Southeast? Are they really that bad? If I were to go romping through a Arkansas woods in August, would I come out with a bunch of them?
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:36 AM
 
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I used to get eaten up by chiggars all the time in western Kentucky. In Kentucky chiggars and ticks are really bad and if you get into the woods during summer, I don't care if you have long pants on, boots or anything, you're gonna get some chiggars...even in the tall grass in the fields sometimes too.

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef630.asp

Chiggar time in central Kentucky (article)

http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/...e2ecba846.html
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I used to get eaten up by chiggars all the time in western Kentucky. In Kentucky chiggars and ticks are really bad and if you get into the woods during summer, I don't care if you have long pants on, boots or anything, you're gonna get some chiggars...even in the tall grass in the fields sometimes too.

Chiggers | University of Kentucky Entomology

Chiggar time in central Kentucky (article)

Chigger time in Kentucky - The Advocate Messenger: Agriculture
So it would be important to do a little research before moving somewhere to see if there is chiggers in a locality if you are interested in going out in the woods is what I'm gathering.
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