Chiggers: How to Identify and Treat Chigger Bites
Chiggers are a type of mite that can attach to your skin. Keep reading to find out what chiggers are, what they look like, what their bites look like, and how to treat them.
Chiggers are juvenile forms of a mite from the Trombiculidae family. These small bugs are barely visible to the human eye, usually about 1/150th of an inch in length. The juvenile chigger is red and has six legs, while adults have eight legs. Chiggers live everywhere in the world but are most commonly found in forests, grassy fields, parks, gardens, and moist areas around rivers or lakes.