Definition of harvest mite in US English:

harvest mite


  • another term for chigger (sense 1 of the noun)
    • ‘Chiggers, the larvae of harvest mites, transmit the organism that causes scrub typhus.’
    • ‘Due to the soil in this area, harvest mite infestations are a particular problem locally.’
    • ‘Chigger bites are caused by the harvest mite or red bug, which commonly is found in grasslands of the southeastern United States.’
    • ‘The scientific name for chiggers is Trombicula mites, and they are also known as harvest mites.’
    • ‘Insecticides licensed for on-animal flea control will effectively kill harvest mites provided that they reach the skin and not just the fur.’


harvest mite

/ˈhärvəst mīt/