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What color are chiggers? Will I be able to tell them apart from lice and ticks?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Red

They are red in color but very tiny.
Your more likely to see a tick or louse.

In brief: Red

They are red in color but very tiny.
Your more likely to see a tick or louse.
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Chiggers tiny tiny

The missouri dept.
Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers are less than 1/150th of an inch, which is almost invisible. Lice and ticks are bigger. Chiggers are born red, so several of them together might look like a tiny red dot. They are yellowish after feeding. Chiggers don't suck blood.

In brief: Chiggers tiny tiny

The missouri dept.
Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers are less than 1/150th of an inch, which is almost invisible. Lice and ticks are bigger. Chiggers are born red, so several of them together might look like a tiny red dot. They are yellowish after feeding. Chiggers don't suck blood.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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