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Tiny red bugs

What are those tiny red bugs? Are they harmful or dangerous? Do they bite? Learn everything you need to know...

The little red bugs are called “Clover Mites”

Clover mites are tiny, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as “small red bugs.” Clover mites are very tiny in size and therefore hard to spot, but the infestation is usually large. This pest is relatively harmless to humans but will feed on plants.

Clover mites are commonly found in shady, humid areas that have abundant vegetation. These pests can be found all over the world, but are more common in tropical climates. Clover mites often hide by burying themselves in the ground during the day and coming out when it gets dark to feed. They will feed on clover plants at night, which gives them their name.

Clover mites are an environmental pest and cause no harm to humans. They are actually not insects (as many people think) but arachnoids and are more like spiders than insects. Clover mite infestation is not harmful to humans and they won’t cause damage to the plants.

They are still gross so you may want to call a pest control company to deal with the infestation.

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Are clover mites harmful?

These tiny red bugs are luckily not harmful to humans, but they can leave stains on many items around your property like clothes and bedding. These little red bugs have eight legs, are close relatives of ticks and spiders, and are true mites (not insects).

If you’re seeing these tiny, red dots on your face and body and can’t figure out what they are, don’t worry. You aren’t the only one dealing with these blood-sucking pests. Clover mites also refer to two species of mite, which are reddish in color and tend to live in temperate climates. They’re related to spiders and ticks, but they’re smaller. It’s easy to spot them if you know what to look for.

Do clover mites bite?

No clover mites are relatively harmless to humans although since these tiny bugs have such a bright red look to them, they can leave a red stain on clothes, tablecloths, and much more. You can try getting rid of them yourself with peppermint essential oil, but it doesn’t always do the trick especially if you see quite a few of these tiny red bugs.

Don’t let these tiny red bugs leave red stains all over your house? Even if they can hardly be seen by the naked eye, they are quite the pest problem since they can climb under window sills and get in through other outside surfaces. If you don’t want to deal with the pest you may want to call the pest control professionals in to eradicate clover mites within a few days.

What does a clover mite infestation mean to you?

These tiny red bugs are harmless to humans, but they can affect everything from clothes and carpets to curtains and bedding. Once a clover mite reaches your home, it may die soon. And it’s possible that they’ll end up in homes with some other pest issues as well. These small household invading mites leave you with stains everywhere including clothing fabrics.

This damages your home’s overall value. Clover mites in large numbers tend to crawl into clothes in your laundry room, your carpet, tablecloths, or wardrobe and will usually leave a tell-tale stain on your items. It’s difficult to remove these stains on materials, but luckily the bugs don’t harm the human body.

What are clover mites?

Clover mites are tiny arachnids that feed on the chlorophyll in your plants. They don’t hurt humans but can cause serious damage to your garden if left unchecked. The good news is that you can get rid of clover mites, whether or not you have a green thumb.

Are clover mites dangerous?

The good news is that they can’t bite and aren’t harmful to you or your pets. American clover mite populations are composed only of women. Females lay bright red eggs in dry cavities in spring and autumn. Clover mites are parthenogenetic reproducers because there is no need for the male to fertilize these eggs. They cause no structural damage and can create stains on walls carpeting and other materials when or if they are accidentally crushed. On hatching, clover mites’ offspring are clones of all mother true mites. When they begin hatching they become identical clones to the mother.

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How do I get rid of these tiny red mites?

My advice would be to get professional help from a pest control company. Let our professionals take care when we have a problem with pest damage or any infestation. These pest control services usually create integrated pest management plans. The experts are likely to respond by applying chemical treatments to eliminate and limit mites. However, it is important to remember that the use of these toxic substances should only be regarded as a preventative measure. It’s not guaranteed these small bugs will never make it again. The use of toxic components will not solve the problem.

What can I do to control clover mites?

First things first, it may be important to understand where you will find the bugs and their eggs. Adult Red bugs are common in plants located directly outside of your home. They lay egg nests in the pavement cracks of your house. Red bug females can lay up to 70 eggs and rapidly mature in 30 days. The eggs easily survive in dry places and are found within dry rooms of the house. They are oval with an extended first pair of legs sometimes confusingly called the antennae. The ribs are 0.7mm in dimensions and have the first pair of elongating. Legs are often mistaken for antennas.

Next, you’ll want to call a pest control company to take care of the issue for you if they are invading your home. Even if you’re not 100% you will hire them, you’ll most likely at least be able to get a free quote and inspection. Give us a call at 1-833-668-1714 and we can chat with you about the issue and connect you to an affordable pest control company in your area.

Why do I have a clover mite problem?

Clover mites can climb out of the soil and invade your house from inside cracks and tiny openings around windows and doors. No bigger than the head of a pin needle, these red bugs can leave behind dark red mud when squashed.

Surrounding the house may find thousands of tiny pests gathering in dense numbers in the siding, brick wall, and other exterior walls. House Mites are attracted at the highest level of sunlight at the foundation of a house often attracting to sunnily placed areas of the house.

Do pest control companies take care of clover mites?

The tiny red parasites grow rapidly on fertile grassy lawns and in backyards that provide good fertilization of their populations. Because they get quickly in brick walls, wall voids, and small cracks to lay their first eggs, they also crawl through the walls as well as through the home masonry to get into the attic. If your outdoor has plenty of shrubs then this will be a perfect environment for Red mite infestation. Hence these red bugs grow rapidly in early Spring and early Autumn during this period where plants are thriving, where they are thriving. Clover mites feed on plants so that is where you’ll find them.

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Can I do it myself?

In order to get rid of clover mites from your home and the entire area, they will need to be dealt with by professional pest control services. Often enough it eliminates the need for pesticides for the interior of the home. Here at Pest Exterminate Now, we partner with some of the best (and most affordable) pest experts that are trained on finding and controlling clover mites into your home using pest control techniques. It’s been said that cotton balls and peppermint essential oils can deal with the issue, but it does not always get rid of these red mites.

If you want to get rid of mites you may want to give us a call now at 1-833-668-1714 for a free inspection. Our average rating for getting rid of all nuisance pests is a 4.9/5 stars, so you can trust us to get rid of clover mites and other pests!

What is the best way to prevent clover mites?

To decrease clover mite populations be sure to plant your garden at least a few feet from the exterior of your house. Do not allow any grass or greenery to touch or fill any holes or cracks. If you like your windows open please be sure that the screen is tight and free of holes, tears, or rips.

Tired of the tiny red bugs in your house, kitchen, garden, or even your bed? If you give us a call, we can recommend a program for protecting your home from pests. Pest Exterminate Now can ensure pest-free living for many years. Get a complimentary inspection today!

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