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What do clover mites look like?

Clover mites, a close relative of spiders and ticks, are a tiny species of true mite that only grow to be about the size of a pinhead. They have an oval-shaped body and four pairs of legs. Their first pair of legs is larger than the rest. Clover mites are typically bright red in color but can be brown, green, and other colors, depending on their specific diet.

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Where are clover mites found?

Clover mites near homes are found living outside during most of the year feeding on the juices of a wide range of plants including clover, dandelions, ornamental flowers, and lawn grasses. When the weather becomes colder in the late fall clover mites gather on the sunny sides of homes and other structures seeking warmth. As they move along the exterior of the building they make their way inside through cracks in the foundation, exterior walls, and spaces found around windows and doors, and along the roofline.

Are clover mites dangerous?

Clover mites are not dangerous pests; they don’t cause any health risks to people and they do not bite or sting. However, clover mites can be a huge annoyance, and their presence inside your home can result in staining on walls, floors, furniture, and upholstery, after being squished.

How do I get rid of clover mites?

For effective clover mite control, contact Montgomery Exterminating. Our residential and commercial pest control technicians have the knowledge and experience to find and identify the clover mites infesting your space and will implement a treatment plan that results in clover mite elimination. Reach out today to learn more about our Tulsa, OK clover mite exterminating services or view our recommended service below.


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