Chiggers are mites and fall under the category of arachnids. As tiny as they may be, if you encounter them, you surely won’t forget it; this means they are related to ticks, scorpions, and spiders. Birds, small mammals, and rodents are the preferred hosts of this tiny critter, but humans are also on the menu. The juvenile or larval form of certain species of mites are parasitic and feed off of hosts. When they mature into adults, they are no longer parasitic. In adulthood, they are predatory and feed on insect eggs, small insects, and other chiggers. If you notice chiggers in Alpharetta and the suburbs of Buckhead, Virginia-Highland, and Oakdale, give us a call today.