Technically, chiggers are arachnids in the same family as spiders and ticks; however, they’re quite tiny and are considered part of the mite family. Dealing with a chigger infestation can be more than just a nuisance due to the fact that they bite and can cause intense itching as a result. If you have a chigger problem on your property in Dallas or the surrounding areas, then you’ll want to make sure that you hire a chigger elimination service as soon as possible, especially if you have children or pets in your household.
Our Chigger Elimination Process
Here at Markle Termite & Pest Management, we have extensive experience dealing with chiggers and use an integrated pest management system to ensure chigger elimination.
- Identifying the chigger problem – Before we do any kind of treatment, we will do a thorough evaluation of your property to identify where the chiggers are concentrated and what the extent of the problem is. We will look for the source of the problem as well as for any breeding grounds throughout your property’s landscape, which is where they are likely to be.
- Monitoring your chigger problem – Once we’ve identified where they are concentrated, we will monitor the existing chigger population in order to get an idea of how they are interacting with the surrounding environment. Every type of chigger requires different control methods. By monitoring the existing chiggers, we can figure out what type they are so that we can implement the most effective method of control.
- Implementing prevention methods – We will apply five pounds of granular sulfur, dusting sulfur or diatomaceous earth for every 1,000 square foot of the affected area. We typically recommend the use of granular sulfur if your property has alkaline soil. Applying these substances will help to get rid of and prevent chiggers from finding a home in your yard again.
- Future control – We offer a Markle Barrier Bundle Plan that includes regular preventative maintenance and which covers chigger control.
If you think that you have chiggers on your property, then you’ll want to hire our chigger elimination services. We will implement an integrated pest management system that will help identify the extent of your chigger problem, treat the problem effectively, monitor the situation and, finally, take measures to prevent future chigger infestations. To schedule a pest audit of your property, be sure to contact us at Markle Termite & Pest Management today.