Are Clover Mites In The Bay Area Causing You Strife?

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When you find lots of little red bugs in your Bay Area home, it can be unsettling - particularly if you know that those little red bugs are mites. But, as mites go, these are one of the better ones. You don't have to worry about clover mite bites. These arachnids don't bite.

You also don't have to worry about them aggravating allergies or transmitting a disease to you. These bugs are nuisance pests. When you find clover mites in your house, the worst outcome is that they may stain your belongings. Let's take a look at a few clover mite facts and talk about what you should do when you find these bugs in your Bay Area home.

What Do Clover Mites Look Like?

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A clover mite isn't much more than a little red speck. If only one clover mite came into your home, you probably wouldn't even notice it. The problem is that they can come in by the thousands. This is usually due to a moisture issue. Clover mites are drawn to damp habitats and moist wood. It may also be due to a gap around a door or window, water pipe, or wire conduit.

Do Clover Mites Go Away On Their Own?

Yes. If you don't do anything, clover mites will not survive in your home. But there are some disadvantages to leaving this problem untreated. The first is that you're going to have to deal with them until they die. The second and most important issue is that you're going to keep having clover mites appearing inside again and again if you don't address the source of the issue.

Do I Get Rid Of Clover Mites Naturally?

In light of the fact that these bugs don't present a health risk, and that they can't survive in your home for long without dehydrating, it is possible to address this problem with natural methods. Here's how to get rid of clover mites and keep them out:

  • Suck the clover mites up with a vacuum and dispose of the bag outside. This directly addresses the issue of having bugs in your home.
  • Clean the area where you found the clover mites. Use a moist sponge and be careful that you don't crush the bugs as you clean them up. It can be very difficult to get clover mite stains out of certain materials.
  • Check the cleaned area daily to suck up any more clover mites that appear. Once you've sucked them up, clean the area again. This allows you to clearly see them and quickly address them the next time you check.
  • Look on the outside of your home. If you find gaps, cracks, or holes that the bugs are coming in through, seal them. A good tool for this job is a caulking gun. Be sure to check closely around window and door frames and along sole plates. Look closely as it doesn't take much of a gap to allow clover mites in.
  • Alter conditions near your home to remove the moist habitat that supports clover mites. This may be damp leaves, decaying plant matter, dead branches, or some other organic debris.
  • Address dense vegetation in your landscaping. Trim bushes and shrubs. Remove grass and weeds.
  • Make sure your gutters are in good working order. Fix damaged gutters, splash blocks, and downspouts.
  • Consider watering your landscape plants in the early morning to reduce moisture until your clover mite issue is gone.
  • Create 18 to 24 inches of vegetation-free ground near your foundation.

Clover mite control is fairly easy in most circumstances. If you have conditions that are out of your control, or difficult to control, it may be necessary to have a pest control provider perform a treatment to deal with your issue. A residential pest control provider also knows how to get rid of clover mites in your house if you want faster relief from these annoying pests.

Who To Call For Clover Mite Extermination

If you need clover mite pest control in the Bay Area, reach out to us here at Bay Pest. We provide industry-leading solutions to all of the common pests we have in the Bay Area. We also offer year-round pest control services that provide ongoing protection throughout the year. When you have year-round home pest control, you don't have to worry about surprise visits from clover mites.

You'll also get essential protection from pests that can damage your home, damage your belongings, make you sick, and make your pets sick. Let those clover mites inspire you to get the pest control service you've always needed. It's easy to get started. Connect with us through our contact page and request a free estimate today. Life is so much better without pests.

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