Clover Mites: Understanding and Dealing with These Tiny Pests

What are Clover Mites?

Clover mites are tiny, reddish-brown pests that often invade homes during the spring and fall seasons. They belong to the family Trombidiidae and feed on plants, especially clovers. Although they are not dangerous to humans, they can become a nuisance when they enter homes in large numbers.


What do Clover Mites Look Like?

Clover mites are tiny, only about 1/64 inch long, and are reddish-brown in color. They have eight legs and a round body, and they move quickly. Due to their small size, they can easily enter homes through small cracks and crevices.


Why is it so Hard to Get Rid of Clover Mites?

Getting rid of clover mites can be challenging because they reproduce quickly and can hide in a variety of places around the home. They can also enter homes in large numbers, making it difficult to control their populations. Additionally, clover mites can survive in a variety of environments, from cool, damp areas to hot, dry ones.


Why Does it Take Multiple Treatments to Get Rid of Clover Mites?

Multiple treatments are often necessary to get rid of clover mites because they can lay hundreds of eggs at a time, and the eggs can hatch in just a few days. This means that even if you eliminate the adult mites, there will still be more mites hatching and re-infesting your home. Additionally, clover mites can lay eggs in a variety of locations, including in cracks and crevices, making it difficult to reach all of the eggs with one treatment.


Interesting Facts about Clover Mites

 Clover mites can often be seen marching in large numbers across windowsills, walls, and other surfaces.

Despite their small size, clover mites can cause significant damage to plants and vegetation, especially when they appear in large numbers.

Unlike other mites, clover mites do not bite or sting humans, and they do not carry any diseases.

If you're dealing with a clover mite infestation, it's important to call in the professionals. EcoSense Pest Control has the experience and knowledge to effectively eliminate these pests from your home. Our team will use a combination of treatments to effectively eliminate clover mites and prevent them from re-infesting your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get rid of clover mites for good!

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