Clover mites are tiny. They measure only about 1/30 of an inch in length, which is smaller than a pin head. Clover mites belong to the arachnid family and therefore have eight legs. The front pair of legs protrudes from their heads and are much longer than the other legs. Clover mites are oval in shape and reddish-brown in color. The adults are slow moving and appear to be very lethargic.
Are clover mites dangerous?
Clover mites are considered to be a nuisance pest; they do not bite or pass diseases to humans. They do, however, invade in very large numbers and can get into curtains, linens and furniture and can cause irritation in some people.
Why do I have a clover mite problem?
Clover mites traditionally live outdoors and feed on plants. In our region, they are most prevalent during the spring and summer months when they are often seen indoors around window sills. They are rarely seen during the fall and winter months. Clover mites will gain access to the inside of your home through cracks and crevices around windows and doors and in foundations.
How do I get rid of clover mites?
At All-American Pest Control, we offer our Perimeter pest control for homes infested with clover mites as well as over 47 different pests. To learn more about our home pest control services, our green pest control solutions, or to find out how we can help you combat clover mites in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Getting rid of clover mites can be difficult because of their large numbers and their ability to hide in many areas of the home. Using DIY insecticides from the big box stores can be dangerous to you, your family and your pets if they are not mixed or used properly. If you find yourself with a clover mite infestation, your best bet is to call the professionals at All-American Pest Control.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your clover mite problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment, and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent clover mite infestations in the future?
To prevent a clover mite infestation, make sure that long grass and weeds are trimmed away from your home. Clover mites do not like to cross rough bare soil or mulch areas, so forming a strip of mulch or stones between the grass or garden and your home will deter them. Also, be sure you've completely sealed windows, doors and foundations. Good prevention for clover mites is a regular exterior application like our Perimeter Plus Pest Control and Green Choice Pest Control.