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Clover mites aren’t dangerous to have around, but they can reproduce quickly and create a nuisance that is hard to ignore. These pests can invade in large numbers during spring and fall when temperatures sit below 80 degrees. Although it’s difficult to entirely control clover mites, professional pest control measures can successfully suppress infestations. Summer heat and sunshine will in most cases slow infestations naturally.

Short Term Solution

Personal ProtectionIf you are currently dealing with a clover mite infestation, there are a few strategies you can try to keep their numbers down on your own:
  • Create an 18 to 24-inch-wide band of pea gravel, landscaping lava rock, or coarse sand around the foundation of your home.
  • Closely mow grass, clover, or other ground cover that supports mite populations.
  • Avoid excessive watering or fertilization to discourage lush growth.
  • Use bark or other mulches below shrubs around foundations.
  • If you deal with recurring infestations, spray a turf miticide application annually in the early spring. Otherwise, consider removing or replacing the plants that support the mites.

American Pest Long-Term Solution

Controlling Clover MitesA professional clover mite control treatment is the most effective way to deal with these pests in the long run. A number of broad-spectrum insecticides/miticides are labeled for clover mite control. Our technicians can use as directed as a barrier treatment or conduct spot treatments at foundation mortar joints, thresholds, and window casements where clover mites are getting inside. Indoors, after vacuuming as many mites as possible, we can use an appropriately labeled residual pyrethroid, boric acid, or silica aerogel to help knock down mite populations. Another option is to perform a labeled aerosol or ultra low-volume (ULV) treatment of synergized pyrethrins or non-residual pyrethroids.

Service Option For Clover Mites

Clover mites require an on-site estimate.