Chiggers, also known as harvest mites or red bugs, are tiny mites that belong to the Trombiculidae family. They are found in many parts of the world, including Nepal. While chiggers do not pose a serious threat to human health, their bites can be extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Chiggers are most commonly found in grassy or wooded areas, especially in warm and humid climates. They are most active during the summer months. Chiggers do not burrow under the skin, as is commonly believed, but instead attach themselves to the skin with their mouthparts and inject enzymes that break down skin cells. This causes intense itching and a red, raised bump to form at the site of the bite. To prevent chigger bites, it is best to avoid walking through tall grass or wooded areas where chiggers may be present. If you do venture into these areas, wear long sleeves and pants and tuck your pant legs into your socks to prevent the chiggers from crawling up your legs. You can also use insect repellents that contain DEET or other effective ingredients to repel chiggers. After spending time outdoors, take a shower and wash your clothes in hot water to remove any chiggers that may be present. If you do get bitten by chiggers, over-the-counter anti-itch creams and lotions can help relieve the itchiness.