The complete life cycle of chiggers is from 40 to 70 days; the stage in which chiggers attach and feed on humans or animals lasts several days. After the larva chigger feeds, it detaches from the host to find a protected vegetated area to complete the development cycle.Continue Reading
The first stage of the chigger is the larval stage. The larva hatches in spring and goes in search of a human or animal host to feed on. About seven to ten days after hatching, the larva develops into a nymph. Another two weeks to one month later, the chigger develops into an adult.
To treat chigger bites, one should take a hot bath for at least a half an hour and apply a thick lather of soap. Then one should apply an antiseptic to kill any remaining chiggers. One should not scratch welts as this dislodges chiggers but may leave their mouth parts in place, possibly leading to infection.Learn more about Pest Control
Moths reproduce when males follow pheromone trails to a receptive female and mate, after which the female lays eggs that hatch into caterpillars, the first stage in the ambulatory portion of the moth's life cycle. Most caterpillars are eaten or die before reaching adulthood, but those that do survive metamorphose into adult moths and fly off in search of mates themselves.Full Answer >
Some ways to teach a plant's life cycle is to have children watch seeds sprout, have hands-on examples of each stage of the life cycle, or have children draw or write a story of a plant's life cycle. Addition material such as videos and diagrams, as well as games, also illustrate a plant's life cycle.Full Answer >
The best way to kill fleas and chiggers in a lawn is to clean up the lawn then apply a spray pesticide that contains premertrin, diazinon, cyflurhrin and/or carbaryl. These chemicals kill pests but do not harm the grass. Reapply the pesticide after two weeks to kill any flea eggs that may have hatched.Full Answer >
While the most recognizable stage of the grey wolf's life cycle is the large imposing adult, these animals go through several stages from conception to death. The average wolf lives six to eight years in the wild. It grows from a pup to a reproducing adult in two to three years.Full Answer >