- Step 1: Apply mosquito Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin to get rid of chiggers.
- Step 2: Clean your yard Clean your yard of tall grass, brush, and weeds. Chiggers will not survive in areas that are well maintained.
- Step 3: Bathe in soapy water Take a bath in warm soapy water as soon as you are exposed.
- TIP: Soapy water will remove any attached chiggers.
- Step 4: Wash clothes in soapy water Remove and wash your clothes in hot soapy water immediately after exposure.
- Step 5: 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.
- Step 6: Apply cold cream, baby oil, and nail polish Seal the affected skin with cold cream, baby oil, and nail polish to alleviate itching.
- TIP: Itching will occur until the body neutralizes the chigger's saliva and repairs tissue damage.
- Step 7: Enjoy the summer Enjoy the hot summer months without all the itching.
- FACT: Chiggers are only 1/150th of an inch in diameter.
You Will Need
- Mosquito repellent
- Well-maintained yard
- Cold cream
- Baby oil
- Nail polish