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clover mite near fenton home

Chances are, if you own a home or business in Fenton, then you do not need any introduction to these annoying little garden pests that sometimes make their way indoors. When they get indoors, they crawl around on everything, scooting quickly here and there, avoiding capture and, if they enter your place in large numbers, they can be extremely aggravating to deal with.

What Are These Little Red Bugs?

These pesky little creatures are called clover mites. Adult clover mites are some of the largest mites that infest plants. They are around .75 mm long, reddish or greenish in color, and have a greatly elongated first pair of legs. On their abdomens, they have featherlike plates, or scales, that are sparsely arranged. These creatures love to hang out on windowsills or the sunny sides of homes, seeking warmth. Clover mites can appear at any time of year (where conditions are right) but it is springtime when these tiny insects become the biggest nuisance to home and business owners.

The Problem With Clover Mites

While clover mites do not bite humans or carry harmful bacteria, the way other pests do, they are a danger to belongings, especially if they enter buildings in large numbers. Trying to remove these creatures can result in belongings and furnishings being stained a red color. It is difficult to remove these creatures without crushing them and having them release this red pigment from their bodies. Furthermore, they are difficult to seal out of a building because of their minuscule size. They love to hide in wall voids, they are difficult to control with chemicals that are safe to use inside, and DIY methods for clover mite control often lead to frustration.

Is There Anything You Can Do To Keep These Pests Out?

The following tips will help keep clover mites, and some other household pests, out of your Fenton home:

  • If you have mulch around your home, consider replacing it with a dry material such as crushed rock.

  • Keep your perimeter free of grass, weeds, leaf piles and other vegetation that can hold moisture.

  • Inspect the outside of your home and seal up any gaps or cracks you find. Keep in mind how tiny these little creatures are.

  • Be sure all of your windows and doors have weather stripping that is in good condition.

If you are encountering these pesky little curtain-staining creatures in your Fenton home or business, reach out to Rottler Pest & Lawn Services for help. We are so confident we can take care of your pest problem, we offer a money back guarantee. Life is simply better without annoying little pests plaguing you. Give us a call today for prompt, friendly assistance.

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