Have you ever noticed that sometimes the littlest things cause the biggest problems? Think about it. A little yellow jacket, that has a small stinger with tiny barbs on it, can cause some very BIG pain! Or how about a termite that is only ¼ of an inch long? These tiny creatures, if given time, can create some pretty big damage to any wooden structure. And then there are blacklegged ticks. At around 1/10 of an inch in length, these tiny creatures are known to transmit Lyme disease to humans, potentially causing lifelong health issues. That is a very big problem indeed.
Yes, these are all tiny creatures that can cause big problems, but in today's article, we're going to focus on a pest that is only about 3/100 of an inch in length. It's a little pest called the clover mite.
Clover mites are no real danger to human health; but, if they make their way inside your house, you could be dealing with cosmetic damage to your belongings. If these tiny red bugs are crushed on furniture, drapes, clothing, or anything else, they leave behind a red stain caused by their body pigments. This is a real problem caused by an insect so tiny that you can barely see it with the naked eye.
Keeping your yard and garden beautiful is too much work to let a nearly invisible creature ruin them for you. These mites that are found throughout the United States can grow their populations rather quickly since females can lay up to 70 eggs and each egg can become a mature adult in 30 days or less under suitable circumstances. That's not all. They can reproduce even if a male is not available because the females are able to reproduce on their own.
Once clover mites multiply, they can do damage to your lawn and garden. They feed primarily on your lawn, sucking the sap from grass, clover, and other plants. As the summer goes on, they continue to multiply and feed. Then in the fall when temperatures begin to fall, they tend to gather in large numbers on walls, windows, tree trunks, and other outside surfaces. This is when they may find their way into your home through tiny gaps and cracks.
Although clover mites are among the tiniest of household and lawn and garden pests, they can create a big headache if their populations are allowed to grow. Here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, we can help you get rid of all pests, from the tiniest to the largest. Get help from Rottler today before a little thing becomes a big problem.