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Chigger bites are horrible. They itch like the devil, and just when you think they're going away, you scratch them, and they get worse again. The only solution is to kill off the chiggers trying to eat you. If you're wondering how that's possible, then it's time we got into chiggers' closest friends: mosquitos!
Here's what you need to know about Mosquito Control Cape Cod, chiggers, and how they can work together to help get rid of your problem in your yard.
Chiggers are tiny red mites that feed on the skin of mammals. They are not dangerous, but they can cause irritation to your skin and lead to a rash if you come in contact with them. Chiggers normally live in grassy areas, so you will most likely find them in your yard when you are outdoors playing or gardening.
Chiggers usually appear between May and September during warm weather (so be sure to keep an eye out for these pests this summer!). If these mites attach themselves to your body, they will burrow into the outer layer of skin and feed off your blood until they die within six days or so after attaching themselves to you.
Chiggers can cause severe itching, skin infections, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and even death. While you might think that this sounds like a lot of problems to have in your yard, it's actually just the tip of the iceberg. Chiggers like to hang out with mosquitoes and ticks, which means they can also spread other diseases such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The good news is there are some steps you can take to protect yourself from chiggers without resorting to pesticides or chemicals that may harm your environment.
Once you've realized how important it is to control mosquitoes, the next logical question is: how do you do it? Mosquito control can be done by professionals or by homeowners. Professional Mosquito Control Cape Cod services use a variety of methods to reduce the mosquito population in your yard. The most common method used by these professionals is an insecticide sprayed directly onto the surface of your property that kills mosquitoes on contact when they land there. This type of treatment generally lasts from one week to two months before another application needs to be made, depending on where you live and the size of your yard.
Some people choose not to hire professional mosquito control in order for them to take care of their pest problems themselves—either because they're afraid of getting bitten too many times or simply because they enjoy being outdoors so much that they don't want anything. Interfering with their relaxation time! If this sounds like something you'd rather do yourself than pay someone else for, no problem at all! There are plenty of DIY options available as well; just make sure whatever method(s) work best for YOU won't hurt any other living beings around us (including ourselves).
All of the tips we've listed in this article should help you get rid of chiggers. The most important thing to remember, though, is that this is not a long-term solution. Chiggers will come back again, and they're likely to stay for an even longer time if you don't keep up with them regularly. Even if all these methods work great for you, it's still a good idea to hire a professional Mosquito Control Cape Cod company once or twice each year so that your yard stays free from nuisance pests year-round.