I've tried ignoring them and just putting up with the bites. However, enough is enough, I refuse to tolerate the abuse any longer, something must be done about the chiggers feasting on my lower legs on an ongoing daily basis. :) I cut the grass the other day around my hives hoping this would help, so far it doesn't seem to have made a difference. :(
I think my current strategy moving forward is going to be a two prong approach....
1) Make it a habit to spray my boots, socks, and lower legs with off before venturing into the bee yard to check on the bees.
2) Spread some Diatomacious Earth around my hives.
Any other advice for dealing with these critters would be deeply appreciated...Bee stings are nothing compared to these things, the itching is driving me CRAZY!