Repelling mosquitoes is all well and good but a much greater problem for us is: Chiggers.
Almost invisible, these larval forms of the harvest mite are the source of much pain and misery. The 1st you know, you've got them is a large, irritating blister which is maddening and sore for days. I have scars from 2 years ago. They ruin an otherwise idyllic countryside stay in France. I've tried planting lavendar around the house and mowing the grounds but they keep coming. How can we prevent them and deal with them? Help!
We put this question to James Logan: