Carrie Barber and I visited Barton Springs in the peak of chigger season. I hate chiggers. They are so rude. First off, they are nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. They sneak onto their host and head straight for any warm spots, like the belt line or crotch. People don't usually notice these pests until days after their bites have digested the skin's surface and developed into a red itchy lesion. Sometimes chiggers will even break into your Dodge Avenger and rob you of your CD collection. Watch out for chiggers!