If you notice red, itchy welts on your body after being outside on your property in Kansas, you could have a chigger infestation in your lawn. Chiggers are bright red mites that hide in your lawn and feed on human skin cells. These pests are problematic because they latch onto hosts when the opportunity presents itself, creating lots of discomfort in their wake. You can rid your turf of them by scheduling a professional chigger control service, and you can even prevent them by enrolling in an ongoing chigger control program. During these services, professionals will use highly effective insecticides to either eliminate chiggers from your property or prevent them from infesting your lawn in the first place. Keep reading to learn more about chiggers.

What are chiggers?

Red chigger on a grass blade in Louisburg, KS.

Chiggers are red mites that take refuge in lawns here in Kansas. In the winter, the adult chiggers will move into your turf and wait until spring to lay eggs. Then, when the weather gets warm, the eggs will hatch releasing a plentitude of tiny larvae onto your lawn.

You most likely won't be able to see any of the chiggers on your lawn, but you may feel them when they bite you. They will climb to the top of a grass blade, wait for a passing host and latch on, using their mouthpart and saliva to consume the skin cells. After they bite, you will notice an itchy, red welt at the site of the bite. Their bites can last for one to two weeks, depending on the person.

There are about 46 species of chiggers in Kansas.

Schedule a professional chigger control service to eliminate the chiggers in your lawn.

Technician spraying lawn with chigger control in Olathe, KS.

If chiggers are infesting your lawn, you risk getting bitten and experiencing itchy discomfort when walking through your grass. Getting rid of these pests can become essential to enjoying your outdoor living space. To do so, you should schedule a professional chigger control service to properly address the problem.

When you hire professionals, they utilize the proper insecticides and tools to treat your lawn for chiggers. In the state of Kansas, professionals must also undergo training and licensing to apply certain insecticides, so you can rest knowing that your property and lawn are in good, knowledgeable hands.

Insecticides used to treat chiggers can eliminate other insects, including ants, ticks, fleas, spiders, beetles, armyworms, chinch bugs, and more!

Prevent chiggers by enrolling in an ongoing chigger control program.

Chiggers become extremely active annually during the spring and summertime. Luckily, you can prepare for chigger season here in Kansas by enrolling in an ongoing chigger control program. Chigger control programs consist of multiple treatments throughout chigger season, to prevent chiggers from infesting your lawn.

Typically, professionals will apply the preventative treatment in April to May, before chigger season starts to pick up, and four curative treatments from May to August to combat the chiggers when they are most active. Because insecticides don't last forever, the multiple applications ensure your property is constantly covered.

Call us today to enroll in our chigger control program!

If you want to protect yourself during chigger season, call us today at (913) 209-3320 to enroll in our chigger control program to prevent and eliminate these pests. At Green Again Lawn, our licensed crew members will apply multiple treatments of a highly efficient insecticide to diminish the presence of chiggers during chigger season. When you work with us, you can rest assured that your lawn will be in good hands. We provide our chigger control service to commercial, HOA, and residential properties in Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa, and nearby areas in Kansas.