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Where do chiggers live in the US?
In the United States, you will find chiggers all over the lower Midwest. Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa are all primary chigger areas where the tiny bugs are almost impossible to avoid. You will also find that chiggers are prevalent in the Southeast, as well as further north, in the Great Lakes region.
What do chiggers eat?
Because chiggers are the larva form of mites, they don鈥檛 just feed on the skin but instead feed on the flesh of their host. This is the only time during the mite life cycle that they will feed on live humans. Cycle chiggers have 6 legs instead of the 8 legs that an adult mite will have during this life.
How long do chiggers live (and why)?
Chiggers are reddish-brown or yellow in color and you can鈥檛 see them until they are traveling in a group. Nymph chiggers have 6 legs and adults have 8 legs and they don鈥檛 have any wings. The life span of chiggers is generally 2 to 12 months but it also depends upon the environment and condition.
Are chiggers mites or bugs?
Scientifically known as trombiculid mites, chiggers are actually young larvae members belonging to the arachnid family. They are also called as red bugs, berry bugs, harvest mites, and scrub-itch mites. These creatures are minuscule and are visible only under a magnifying glass.