Do you Need Clover Mite Treatment in Murfreesboro?

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Clover mites are tiny, agile insects that are active during the spring once temperatures remain above freezing. You might spot tiny red insects in your lawn or garden, and along foundations, sidewalks, or hardscapes, but they can also invade your home on the inside. While they don’t pose a threat to humans or pets since they do not bite, they can be a nuisance for homeowners. So today on the blog, Ameri Care shares insight into whether you need clover mite treatment in Murfreesboro.

First, here’s how to identify clover mites

Clover mites are tiny in size, only about the size of a pinhead and measure approximately ¼ millimeters. These arachnids range in color from red or greenish-brown with an oval-shaped body. If you squish a clover mite, they leave behind a red stain that may resemble blood.

Why are clover mites a big deal?

While clover mites aren’t threatening to humans, they can still be irritating to deal with. They can easily find their way indoors through the smallest crevice or crack along walls, windows, or doors. They also prefer to lay their eggs in these unseen areas away from predators. Cover mites may stain furniture, flooring, or other fabrics when squished, and their stains may be difficult to get rid of, which is why getting rid of these insects is preferred by most homeowners.

How to prevent clover mites in Murfreesboro

Most homeowners dislike the idea of pests inside their homes, even pests that aren’t dangerous or harmful to people or pets.

If you’d like to prevent clover mites in your home, try these tips:

  • Inspect your home for cracks or crevices and repair these areas if needed.
  • Check the seals around your doors and windows and replace damaged seals.
  • Maintain your lawn and keep the grass cut low.
  • If you spot clover mites inside, use a damp cloth to gently wipe them away or vacuum them up.
  • Get help from a professional pest control expert.

What should I do if I have clover mites?

Unless clover mites are causing an issue inside your home, you likely don’t need to do anything about the clover mites you see outside. They are a natural part of the environment and do not cause harm to most plants other than clover. However, if you receive routine pest control treatments inside your home, it’s less likely that you’ll spot these pests indoors.

Homeowners take pride in their home and property, and dealing with insect or pest infestations can be devastating and inconvenient. However, year-round pest control treatments can help give you peace of mind and reduce the risk of clover mites, spiders, ants, or other insects appearing inside your home. At Ameri Care, we recommend quarterly pest control treatment for the most effective results for pest prevention.

Pest prevention services in Murfreesboro, Hermitage, and Nashville, Tennessee

Ameri Care Services provides pest prevention services throughout Middle Tennessee. If you would like to learn more about our quarterly pest control treatments, please contact Ameri Care by calling (615) 893-7111.