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Are you seeing tiny red bugs in your home? Those little red bugs are called clover mites and they can come into Nashville homes by the thousands. Fortunately, they're mostly harmless. Even though clover mites are arachnids and are related to spiders, they don't bite. But they can stain your stuff. It is best to keep these little guys outside. That's what we're going to talk about today. Here are a few things you should know about Nashville clover mites and what you should do when you find them in your home.

How To Get Rid Of Clover Mites

These little red bugs can't live in your home. It is far too dry for them. What the experts here at All-American Pest Control recommend is an exterior treatment of EPA-approved products to arrest an interior infestation. This stops the bugs from getting in and breaks the cycle of infestation. These products should be selected and administered by a licensed service professional.

Once your exterior has been treated, your efforts to get rid of the bugs inside your home will be far more fruitful. How do you do this? You just get out the vacuum and suck them up. This pulls them up and off of fabrics and surfaces so they don't leave stains.

DIY Clover Mite Control

It is sometimes difficult to get control of clover mites. There are many factors that can make this task frustrating. 

Sealing entry points: A clover mite is only about .75 mm long. It doesn't need much of a hole, crack, or gap to get inside your home. While it can help to seal trouble areas, it isn't likely to be enough for this particular pest problem.

Shelter: If clover mites have gotten into leaves that are beneath a structure, it can make it difficult to remove this habitat that is sheltering clover mites.

Voids: If clover mites find a hidden space inside something, it can be hard to address.  

What Can You Do About Clover Mites?

These are moisture pests. If you alter the conditions around your home to reduce moisture, you might be able to reduce clover mites and make them less of a problem.

  • Clean your gutters out and make any repairs that are necessary. Your gutters work to channel rainwater away from your exterior. If they aren't working properly, you'll have a damp perimeter.

  • Trim bushes, shrubs, and plants to allow for good airflow. If you have dense vegetation, it will trap the moisture and prevent the sun and wind from drying the topsoil. It is best to open things up.

  • Blow the leaves out. If you have leaves in your landscaping or underneath structures, not only will they promote dampness, but they will also create an ideal habitat for clover mites.

  • Check to make sure you don't have any leaks in your plumbing or issues with water drainage.

Get The Support You Need

Clover mites are only one of many pests that can get into your Nashville home. At All-American Pest Control, we help Nashville residents keep all pests outside where they belong. While clover mites won't bite you, there are many Nashville pests that will.

Connect with us and ask us about our Perimeter Plus Pest Control. It tackles 47 of Tennessee's most common pests with one all-inclusive package. Perimeter Plus Pest Control gives your perimeter what it needs all year long and prevents pests from finding tiny holes and other entry points you don't know about. Reach out to us today and talk with one of our helpful agents.