What do you need to know about Clover Mites

Don’t ever consider finding Clover mites around your home being lucky. Their name doesn’t resemble good luck just like what you think of a clover plant. Although they don’t have any health threats to humans or cause major damage to homes, they’re considered nuisance pests.

Clover mites infesting a plant

They mostly feast on clovers and many other plants and flowers. Clover mites prefer cooler weather, they increase their activities whenever the temperature drops. They can infest indoors when a sudden growth of lush vegetation around your home’s perimeter. In the summer months, these pests will lay eggs and then eventually become latent. The eggs are often positioned in the cracks and crevices of a home’s exterior or between walls, causing many issues.

When you kill an adult clover mite by smashing, they leave a red stain. So don’t ever crush them especially on curtains, wallpaper, rugs and other furniture that have a lighter colour.

How to Prevent Clover mites

Remove any plants, cut the grass in an 18 to 24-inch band around the perimeter of the home. Thick vegetation attracts clover mites. Also, you should inspect all the surroundings of your home including the foundation, window frames and siding for cracks that may serve as entry points.

Getting rid of Clover Mites

Always consider contacting your local pest control in the event of infestation around your home. Professional pest experts know what can be done to eliminate the pest in a much more effective manner.