Prime Chigger Time

Gross:  The Insanely Itchy Chigger Feasts As Summer Retreats


September is the month that the chigger is most active in our area.  They prefer a temperature in the 70s and lower 80s and become less active when the temperature soars over 90 degrees or falls under 60 degrees. It’s currently chigger season in the Middle Atlantic region.  Chiggers reside in low, damp vegetation with partial sunlight.  This habitat includes many creek beds in our area.  They also can be found in tall grass along wood lines and in English ivy that is partially shaded.  Chiggers are NOT found in mowed grass or on dry ground.