chiggers

chiggers

Help! For the last 2 years, chiggers have made their presence painfully known on my 4 acres. I have no idea where they came from, as I've lived here 8 years, and the first 6 were completely chigger-free. It's gotten so bad I can't go outside at all without having dowsed myself in buckets of bug juice, and even then I get painful, huge welts...it's very depressing. I feel like Bubble-Boy, sitting inside and staring at my gardens. My yard is surrounded by a river, a small "woods," and a state bike trail (which is also edged by woods), so I have no idea how to tackle this...except to move from my sweet home...any suggestions would be welcome. I live in zone 4-5; a cold winters didn't seem to affect the chigger population. Will it ever go away as mysteriously as it arrived?
Purple Passion Plant

Purple Passion Plant

African Violet Therapy

African Violet Therapy

Pretty pink AV

Pretty pink AV

ID help

ID help

Weed I.D.

Weed I.D.

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New! :)