Chiggers are extremely small red bugs that can “bite” dogs, birds, and humans. They are found in grassy and weedy vegetation they climb onto their hosts. They then crawl over the skin where they attach to a pore or hair follicle. They prefer areas where the skin is thin or wrinkled or areas where clothing fits snuggly. It’s a myth that chiggers burrow under the skin. They don’t feed on blood, and fingernail polish won’t suffocate them. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for the best recommendations to deal with the symptoms. To keep chiggers and ticks from attaching themselves to your dog we suggest using Martin’s Permethrin 10% Insecticide . To treat your yard, a monthly spraying with Bifen IT is a good choice.