Adam from Olathe, Ks writes,
Chigger yard control
Every Summer, June through August, chiggers infest my yard. I live in a suburban area. I keep the grass length between 3 and 4 inches. Most of the back yard receives direct sunlight from morning to late afternoon. We have a few small gardens around the perimeter of the yard. We get chigger bites even when we stay away from the gardens. What can be applied to the lawn to keep the chiggers away throughout the summer, and how often do I need to apply? Will mowing the lawn require application?
Onslaught is a great product for chigger control. Treatments for chiggers should begin in April/May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.
Answer last updated on: 03/30/2015