Content tagged with "chigger"

Avoid Outdoor Pests

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Take precautions against Missouri's worst summertime pests: chiggers, mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks and yellow jackets. More


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Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp.
The worst thing about Missouri summers is chiggers. They are nearly invisible but leave itchy red welts. Avoid their habitat areas, especially after noon. More

Frozen Ticks and Chiggers?

After Missouri experienced some bitter cold temperatures during the first 10 days of the new year, I received questions regarding the effects of the low temperatures on this year’s populations of ticks, chiggers, armadillos and insects. More

Got Chiggers? It Figures!

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A report on the enemy's movements and lifestyle, as well as defenses you can take against it. More

Insects, Spiders and Kin

These animals (along with crabs, shrimp, crayfish and others) are arthropods—invertebrates with jointed legs. Learn about Missouri's most common arthropods here. More

Magnified Chigger

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Only 1/150th of an inch in diameter, tiny chiggers are hard to see without a microscope. The larval form of a type of mite, chiggers are red, but not from dining on blood as many people think. More


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"Miscellany" for the May 2007 Missouri Conservationist. More