Judith Browning wrote:Hello, Josh and welcome to permies! It's good to have more Ozarks folks here
i think we only have chiggers in the mowed lawn....ours lawn area gets smaller each year as we let more grow up and plant other things. Even so over a wet summer they are bad and especially in newly mown grass. We have put a lot of faith in two guineas to eat ticks and maybe some chiggers this year.
edit to add...I think diet might play a part in how much we are bit...or even one's age. I know that when I was younger, but also eating much more meat and SUGAR, I would pick up chiggers where ever we were...totally raw ankles all summer. This is kind of an 'I don't know' answer??? I guess.
Through a little research I found that Jewelweed(Impatiens capensis) is commonly used to treat bites and stings and such. Although it doesn't kill chiggers, it seems that it does help reduce their effects. This is a plant I haven't tried. Anyone having success with it?