Differences Between Seed Ticks and Chiggers

It's a common mix-up outdoors – confusing seed ticks with chiggers. Both are tiny, both can make a day in the great outdoors less than comfortable, but it's important to recognize that they are not the same critters.

Seed Ticks vs. Chiggers

Dr. Thomas Mather, a renowned Tick Expert from the University of Rhode Island, clarifies this for us. Seed ticks are essentially the babies of the tick world, the larval stage of their lifecycle, and these little guys are on a mission for their first blood meal. 

On the flip side, we have chiggers – different entities entirely. Unlike seed ticks, chiggers don't come looking for a blood meal. They're known for burrowing into the skin and causing significant irritation.

The Permethrin Solution

Here's the good news: both seed ticks and chiggers can be deterred by permethrin-treated clothing. This technology is a game-changer for those who love the outdoors. Insect Shield's permethrin-treated apparel and gear offer a form of defense by repelling these pests. The permethrin treatment is tightly bonded to the fabric fibers, providing durability through multiple washes without sacrificing comfort. A great first-line of defense for both seed ticks and chiggers is permethrin-treated socks. With a variety of styles, they are comfortable, easy-to-wear, and help repel ticks, chiggers, and other biting insects.

Embrace the Outdoors with Confidence

With permethrin-treated clothing, you can embrace all the joys of the outdoors with added confidence. While seed ticks and chiggers are a part of the natural environment, your adventures don't have to be marred by their itchy aftermath. Insect Shield's technology is approved for use by the entire family, including your pets, helping you stay protected as you explore, garden, hike, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature.

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