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Old 05-20-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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I am new to Leander and I live on 7 acres. I know there are chiggers here and I am wondering when their season is. Does anyone know?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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they run a few weeks later than the houston chiggers and a few weeks before the el paso ones
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The wiki says:

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Therefore, from April through early autumn up until the first frost, humans are susceptible to chigger bites
They are unpleasant little buggers. I often encountered them when visiting fields and pastures as prospective construction sites where the ground had not been disturbed much.

Got a bad case in Puerto Rico last January also, from walking across the lawn at the resort we stayed at. Next time I will stay on the beach. Winter is so mild there the chiggers live all year round.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Aren't they mostly only in long grass? If you keep the grass cut down, you shouldn't have any problems - unless you like to wade thru tall weeds!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks for your responses. guess I need to be careful everywhere and all spring summer and fall. I have had chiggars several times and have no interest in getting them again. seems short and long grass are the same and as I have meadow gardens this was a concern to me. I know others who have gotten chiggars from lawns. I guess luck is what I need!
Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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My husband got bit by some a few weeks ago on our property. I'm now scared to walk the property line. Does not look fun.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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They are awful. so far I have been lucky. Where do you live? are you in a subdivision or in the country? I have talked to people who have gotten them walking over mowed Bermuda grass. seems like they are hard to avoid.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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When my husband and I went to Panama a few years ago, we did a lot of walking out into the forest, and the people at the lodge had these little sacks of dry sulfur that they said you should pat around your ankles (like putting on powder) to keep the chiggers off. I wonder if those are really the same chiggers and if anyone does that sort of thing in Texas. Anyone know?
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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I haven't gotten any Pflugerville chigger bites yet. I have 6 acres outside of Pflugerville.
With the rains it's not so dry so maybe they're just waiting til the real heat sets in.

The key is not to scratch the skin off where the bite is. When I get bit and think it's a chigger bite, I put clear nail polish on it.
Stops the itch and it goes away. Otherwise you break the skin and the scratching and swelling gets worse.

There's other medications to put on it..but I just use the nail polish and it works for me.
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