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“Chigger mites are microscopic and live in soil and vegetation,” Levine says. “Bites usually occur on the ankles, groin, waist, and legs. They are annoying but are not dangerous.” Their bites don’t hurt but spots will be very itchy. You will have red welts; seek medical help if they are spreading.