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Clover Mites

Problems with Clover Mites

The sight of clover mites in the house can cause distress. However, clover mites do not bite humans or cause adverse health issues. Despite this, most homeowners do not take kindly to large numbers of these small, red colored bugs crawling around indoors.

Clover Mite Lawn Activity

While outdoors, clover mites feed on:

  • Clover

  • Ivy

  • Grass

  • Trees

  • Algae and molds

  • Other vegetation

Clover mites bite and chew foliage in well-fertilized lawns.

Seasonal Habits

The pests are most active in the fall. At this time, they move from their normal habitat and crawl inside homes and office buildings. Clover mites sneak indoors to avoid cold temperatures and typically move back outside in the spring.

How To Get Rid of Clover Mites

The typical person's reaction when seeing clover mites in the home is to smash them. This is not a good idea, since crushed clover mites leave behind a reddish stain. A better approach is to use a sponge or damp cloth to wipe them up.

Clover Mite Treatment

Although clover mites do not bite, they are still challenging for homeowners to deal with. Populations can become large and difficult to manage. Therefore, contacting your local Orkin branch is the most effective way to rid your home of clover mites.


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