Chiggers are tiny mites that sometimes feed on human skin cell fluids. Left untreated they may feed for several days. Chiggers are related to ticks and spiders and when a person is bitten by a chigger he experiences intense itching followed by an itchy chiggers rash that is characterized as red bumps with a darker center
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Chiggers may be looked upon as one of the many pesky insects that bother humans, but they are in fact a member of the spider family along with mites. When they are at the juvenile stage, they require dead skin cells to grow and develop, thereafter they become vegetarians.