I have about 5 acres with a 1/8 acre garden. What is good to kill chiggers?
I'm hoping you will find the answer. I've NEVER heard of anything that will kill chiggers, only provide relief after the bite... sorry. pod
This message was edited Jun 28, 2009 7:39 AM
You can spray with any insecticide that uses permethrin as the active ingredient.
Such as: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/permethrin-sfr-368-125-gallon-p-445.html
Read and follow all directions carefully (shouldn't be used around streams or ponds).
Or if you have an ex, you can use them as a trap crop.
Thanks, especially about the suggestion for the "trap crop". lol
Or as W.C.Fields would say: If you lack an ex, several small children would probably do.
My package of Sulphur says that it works to get rid of chiggers by broadcasting it through the yard! I haven't tried it, as I don't have trouble with them here, but it might be worth a try, as all the references I've found online are very positive about sulphur for this purpose.
Also, it is my understanding that chiggers will not live in St Augustine grass. My grandad told me that was the main reason he planted our lawns in it, to prevent chiggers. And I don't remember them being in clover when I was a kid either.
I hope this helps!