Yes they can. Spray your shoes with off and wash the clothes if you know you we're in chiggers. Also add about a few cups of bleach to a warm bath and soak for about 20 minutes, this will kill any on you.
The wonderful thing about Chiggers are Chiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs.
They're bouncy, bouncy, bouncy fun, fun, fun.
The wonderful thing about Chiggers is..I'm the only one.
IIII'm the only one!