Hi, Was looking for some... #424745 - Ask Extension


Hi, Was looking for some... #424745

Asked September 01, 2017, 8:47 PM EDT

Hi, Was looking for some help for tick and chigger problem on our property in Pike County. It is mostly wooded but we do have 17 acres in grasses. Even with spraying ourselves, we cannot get in the grasses without a ticks covering our hunting dogs and chiggers all over us. Any type commercial spraying or dusting available? Thanks Becky

Pike County Ohio

Expert Response


Both ticks and chiggers are at high population levels this year. We frequently get this question and there is not a commercial applicator available. Control strategies include mowing the grass and clearing underbrush to reduce habitat. One recommendation for repellent of chiggers is sulphur. Chiggers hate sulphur and definitely avoid it. Powdered sulphur, called sublimed sulphur or flowers of sulfur, is available through most pharmacies. Dust the powdered sulphur around the opening of your pants, socks and boots.

Jeff Fisher Replied September 05, 2017, 11:55 AM EDT

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