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
- 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
Service Option For Clover Mites
Clover mites require an on-site estimate.