1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Getting rid of chiggers in the lawn

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by thill, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Is there an "organic" treatment of any kind that will get chiggers the heck out of our lawns. This is the time of year they start to really "bug ya".

    They even bother our dogs so we gotta be pet safe here as well.

    Please help this poor old Texas hayseed.

    BTW - You guys introduced me to corn gluted when this forum first got started. MANY THANKS
  2. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Oooops.... I meant corn gluten.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
  3. J&LOwner

    J&LOwner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Try wearing a white hood and robe when you walk on the lawn. LOL....just joking!!
    Try a flea and tick spray??
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Since you are in Texas where Chlordane is still made and shipped to Mexico. I suggest you cross the border and buy all you need. It works great on all insects. FYI most of the vegetable you eat this winter will be grown with Chlordane as their insecticide. BTW while you are in Mexico bring back some DDT.
  5. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Well, just when I thought I was never going to get a chance to come back and visit, I get a couple days off...

    Chiggers should be controllable with beneficial nematodes. Next to that, Green Light's new product, Bioganic, is a non selective organic mix of herbal oils. I don't like non selective anything, so my preference would be for the beneficial nematodes.
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    If you ever had chiggers, you would be the first one across the boarder to buy Chlordane. However Talstar is a little less lethal and legal to buy in this country. BTW Nevo Laredo is just south of you and you can buy anything there.
  7. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    I wonder if garlic spray would work on chiggers.

Share This Page