clover mite

What do clover mites look like?

Clover mites or as they are commonly known as “tiny red bugs,” are distinctly red in color and about the size of a pinhead. For the size of their body they have very long front legs.

 

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Are clover mites dangerous?

Clover mites do not bite or sting and are not dangerous to humans. They can however cause damage to your home and belongings; if they become accidentally crushed they will leave a red stain behind on things like furniture, walls, carpets and curtains.

Why do I have a clover mite problem?

Clover mites are generally found outdoors feeding on grasses, clover and dandelions, but they are sensitive to temperatures and will be drawn to the outside of your home or building where the sun hits.  As they are crawling up your home looking for warmth they will make their way inside through cracks and crevices found on the exterior of your home or building.

How do you get rid of clover mites?

At Thomas Pest Services, we can help you get rid of clover mites with effective pest control service. In fact, we offer relief from clover mites and other household pests with residential pest control in Albany, throughout the Capital District as well as the Adirondack region. Contact us today to learn more!

Clover mite prevention tips

To prevent clover mites and other pests from invading your property you should:

  • Trim back grass and other vegetation from the exterior of the structure.

  • Install a rock barrier between and exterior foundation.

  • Seal visible cracks and crevices in your home’s or building’s exterior, replace broken or damaged siding. 

  • Caulk gaps around windows and doors, and replace torn or ripped screens.

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