I am, or at least used to be, one of those people that insects either didn’t think I tasted good or just didn’t have any reaction to their bites. But while out geocaching a few days ago I unknowingly got into an area infested with chiggers.
They made their way into my right hiking shoe and made a buffet of my foot and ankle. I didn’t even know it until that evening when I pulled off my shoes and socks. My foot and ankle were covered with chigger bites. They really, really itch.
I have since learned that chiggers are really bad this year and a lot more people are being bitten by these nearly invisible little pests. The bites itch like mad and scratching can just lead to secondary infections.
On the pharmacist’s recommendation I am treating them by washing them with alcohol and alternating cortisone cream and Benadryl cream every two hours. It helps.
Take care folks about walking around in grass and such places. The chiggers are out to get you.