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How Big A Problem Are Clover Mites In My Denver Home?

April 01, 2020 - Clover Mites

Information can put people at ease when they're facing an issue they’re unfamiliar with. Any detail can be instrumental in navigating uncharted territory, and it’s no different on the subject of pest management. Part of why people are so nonchalant about certain creepy crawlers is that they understand how to deal with them. When a strange or lesser known insect or creature comes around your Denver home, it can be scary. You won’t know if it’s okay to approach them or how to shoo them away. This is often the situation with clover mites.

Though clover mites are quite common in the city, they confuse and worry many residents, as these bugs are hard to get rid of. With a little reading, you’ll gain insight into how they operate and what their risks are. Also, you’ll get the scoop on how to prevent their invasions and what Absolute Pest Control can do to help.

How Do Clover Mites Function? What Are the Hazards?

Clover mites are extremely small, just about the size of the head of a pin. Their red bodies are oval-shaped, and they have eight legs. Since the two front legs extend past the others, they look like they’re antennae. Folks who are inexperienced with them often refer to them as “tiny red bugs” or mistake them for spiders. You’ll see groups of these arachnids nesting and breeding in organic matter. Well-fertilized yards with dense shrubbery are usually targeted. The pests desire fluids from grass, plants, weeds, trees, crops, and of course, clover. Algae and mold are also points of attraction. If clover mites aren’t on the lawn, they’ll congregate along sidewalks, brick walls, and patios. Spaces that have plenty of sun exposure will definitely be affected, because they thrive in warmth.

Given their proximity to human dwellings, it’s not abnormal for clover mites to come indoors. Gaps in siding, doors, and windows are typical entryways for them. Upper-level interior areas, like attics, are where they tend to go. You’re liable to spot them on window sills, walls, and furniture too. As you might guess, they are most active during periods of vegetation health. That said, expect them during the spring and fall. If a single clover mite is out and about, you have an infestation. Here are the main problems these bugs bring:

  • Damaged laws, gardens, fields, and/or crops
  • Massive infestations that develop rapidly
  • Leftover stains on fabrics, carpets, and other places where they died or were smashed 

While similar species bite humans to feed on their blood, clover mites fortunately do not.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Clover Mites?

Considering the aforementioned facts about clover mites, you’ll need to be consistent and meticulous with your exterior maintenance to keep them at bay. You’ll have to pay close attention to the structural quality of your home, and how your land is nurtured. Take these steps to bolster your efforts:

  • Cut the grass on a routine basis.
  • Distance soil and greenery from your property by at least two feet. 
  • Use pea gravel to border your property’s perimeter. 
  • Have weeds removed from your yard.
  • Patch up openings in windows, doors, and foundations.
  • Make sure that window screens are tightly fitted and secure. 
  • Try not to over-fertilize the lawn.

How Will Absolute Pest Control Handle Clover Mites?

We at Absolute Pest Control have industrial-grade treatments that you can’t find at a retail store. No clover mites will survive. Our skilled technicians will be thorough, addressing baseboards, garages, perimeters, and more. The solutions we offer include liquids and baits, and are safe for people, pets, and vegetation. Our affordable plans involve follow-up and recurring visits. Ask about our free quotes when you call today!

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