Pest Guide: Clover Mites

Does Your Home Have a Clover Mite Infestation?

Don't be alarmed if you see a bunch of tiny red dots around your home; they could just be clover mites. These tiny arachnids are harmless to humans and property. However, they can leave a mark if you crush them. Their red bodies can spread pigmentation on your furniture, walls, curtains, and floors, which can be difficult to remove if allowed to set. It's essential to remove any closer mite infestation in your home.

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How Are Clover Mite Infestation Removed?

clover mite is a little red bug

A professional exterminator will use several methods to remove a clover mite infestation. They may vacuum up the mites or gently remove them with a wet sponge, which will attract the mites. The exterminator will carefully inspect the nooks and crannies of your home for remaining mites and their eggs, which can be almost impossible to see with the naked eye due to their size. They can also use safe chemicals for indoor use to kill the mites.


Common Questions About Clover Mites

Clover mites aren't dangerous to humans or pets. They don't spread any known diseases to humans and feed on plants or sometimes molds. They are simply a nuisance and can cause discoloration to your valuables. They can also cause persistent infestations if allowed to remain in a home, making them a potential long-term nuisance.

Lush, overfertilized lawns that run up alongside your home are ideal breeding grounds for clover mites. They love to feed off grasses and clover, and lawns or ornamental plants that have received too much TLC are a paradise for them. Clover mite populations boom in the spring and early fall when plants also experience tremendous growth.

Homeowners can prevent clover mite infestations by following regular watering and fertilizing schedules. They can also make it harder for clover mites to infiltrate their home by clearing grass and bushes two feet away from their home.

Tips for Preventing Clover Mites

  • Avoid over-watering mulch, plants and grass.
  • Keep mulch at least 12 inches from siding and ideally 12-18 inches from your foundation.
  • Seal gaps around doors, windows, and foundation.
  • Add a layer of stones around your foundation instead of mulch.

How My Pest Pros Helps Eliminate Clover Mites

We understand that these mites are a serious nuisance and can be frustrating for many homeowners. My Pest Pros' technicians have a lot of experience with clover mite problems and can quickly and effectively treat your home to get rid of them as well as other pests. We will work with you and use EPA-approved products to protect your family and home.

For ultimate protection, our professionals will work with you to find a customized solution for all of your pests problems.

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