chigger bites from lawn??? Too OT??? Help!!!
A question for all those in the Southern Tier/ Binghamton area.
I'm about 7 miles north of Binghamton. I have gotten some big ole welts that itch like crazy, just like the chigger bites we suffered in Kansas as a kid. I only get these bites occasionally while mowing the lawn or carrying the grass clippings.
Searching for info, I found one site that claims chiggers are potentially everywhere but most contradict that, claiming there are no chiggers this far north. There's not a mention in this forum and someone in PA posted a similar complaint and was told there are no chiggers there and it must be something else.
I didn't think they were up north either until these evil bites. My yard backs up to a hay field. Anyone know what evil bugs up here cause such welts and itching besides chiggers? They are different bites from the "no-see-ems" and mosquitos that attack me daily and I have yet to see a bug at the bite sites.
Gee whiz, I thought hornets, yellow jackets, wasps, ants, slugs, grubs, voles and spiders were enough to contend with!