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You Will Need
- Mosquito repellent
- Well-maintained yard
- Cold cream
- Baby oil
- Nail polish
Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin to get rid of chiggers.
Clean your yard
Clean your yard of tall grass, brush, and weeds. Chiggers will not survive in areas that are well maintained.
Bathe in soapy water
Take a bath in warm soapy water as soon as you are exposed.
Wash clothes in soapy water
Remove and wash your clothes in hot soapy water immediately after exposure.
Rub with towel
Remove attached chiggers by rubbing down the affected skin area with a towel. Chiggers will feed for 3 to 4 days in an area if not disturbed.
Apply cold cream, baby oil, and nail polish
Seal the affected skin with cold cream, baby oil, and nail polish to alleviate itching.
Enjoy the summer
Enjoy the hot summer months without all the itching.