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Clover Mites

Pest Guide > Clover Mites

clover mite on white backgroundWhat do clover mites look like?

Clover mites are not a species of insect but rather are a species of true mite. Clover mites are usually identified by their extremely tiny pinhead size and their bright red color; although it is important to note that not all clover mites are red in color. When looking at a clover mite microscopically you can see that they are oval in shape and have four pairs of legs with the front pair being larger than the rest of the pairs.

Are clover mites dangerous?

Clover mites are nuisance pests; they do not bite and are not known to cause any health threats to humans or pets. They also do not cause structural damage. However, having large amounts of these pest living inside of your home can be quite an annoyance and when they are inevitably squished or squashed they can leave stains on walls, furniture, carpets, and curtains.

Why are clover mites in my home?

Clover mites are typically found living outside happily feeding away on clover, weeds, and grasses. If they are living and feeding close to your home they may be attracted to the side of your home that is warmed by the sun. As they are crawling up your home the clover mites may find their way inside through small cracks and crevices found in its exterior walls.

How do you get rid of clover mites?

Ridding your home of nuisance and damaging clover mites can be a tricky and frustrating task and one that should be left up to the pest professionals at Spencer Pest Services. Spencer Pest Services can quickly eliminate clover mites from your property through our year-round residential pest control packages. Our pest control professionals have the experience, dedication, and training needed to control clover mites in your home and prevent future problems with them. Contact us today for more information about our clover mite control services.

Clover mite prevention tips

Along with putting into place a year-round pest control program, there are several things you can do in and around your home to prevent problems with clover mites:
  • Trim back grass, clover and other vegetation back from the exterior of your home.
  • Install a rock barrier between grass and the exterior of your home’s foundation.
  • Seal visible cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and exterior walls.
  • Make sure that weather stripping is intact around windows and doors.  

 

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