Chiggers are a family of mites scientifically known as “Trombiculidae”. These parasitic mites are mostly found forests, grasslands, low damp areas like lakes, orchards beside the lakes and streams and in places like parks, lawns, and golf course. Summer is the time when they grow in number. Their life cycle consists of four stages: egg, …
Chiggers are larvae of Trombicula alfreddugesi, commonly known as harvest mites, berry bugs, red bugs or scrub-itch mites.
The six-legged larvae are bright red to orange in color and resemble tiny velvety red spiders in appearance.
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