In Central Europe, grass mites are on the rise, especially in summer and autumn. The federal states of Hesse, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate are particularly affected by grass mites in Germany and appear there in large numbers from around July to October.
The arachnids are just two to three millimeters long and difficult to see with the human eye. Grass mites have a sting with which they can cause nasty bites that can cause severe itching. In addition, eczema can develop, if you scratch it, it is visible on the skin for a long time. Find out what you can do about the itchy bite below.
Where exactly are grass mites located?
In most cases, grass mites get into your garden when it is visited by wild animals. But pets can also get the grass mite on the house and yard if they have stayed in affected areas. In the garden, on the other hand, the grass mites feel very at home and find optimal conditions to reproduce.
Grass mites can easily get to us humans from the garden. They sit on the tips of the blades of grass and simply wait there for someone to walk by. The arachnids particularly like to settle in the groin, in the genital area, inside bends, under the armpits and on the joints.