Pest Control Monaca, PA
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Address. 105 17th St, Monaca, PA 15061
Tel. (724) 359-0160
The Nuisance Known as the Clover Mite
Clover mites are not insects. Rather they are truly known as mites and are related to spiders and ticks. These tiny, tiny mites are technically not a threat or danger to humans and households. That being said, these mites can prove to be quite a nuisance pest since they can multiply quickly and enter homes through the smallest openings. Clover mites can be found in many parts of the country including Monaca, PA. These pests are particularly difficult to eradicate and its removal should be left in the hands of a professional exterminator.
What do clover mites look like?
Clover mites are very distinctive due to their bright red color. These mites are very small and to the naked eye are no bigger than the size of a pinhead. They have four pairs of legs. The front pair is much longer than the rest of their legs. Clover mites cannot fly. When crushed, these mites will leave a red stain.
Why do they enter homes?
Clover mites feed on plants, their particular favorite is the clover (hence its name). Once the plants begin to die, these mites will begin to look for a structure to invade. They prefer warmer and sunnier temperatures and find this is a suitable time to reproduce. Sometimes during the warmer months, it is possible to see clover mites congregating together on the side of home where the sun hits it. Once inside the home, a female clover mite can lay up to 70 eggs which will lead to a tremendous increase in population.
Why are they difficult to eliminate from the home?
Due to their size and the fact that they populate very quickly, clover mites can prove to be a difficult pest to remove. Finding their source of entry can be difficult since they have the ability to enter in all sorts of small openings. The homeowner must also realize that they will need to have some sort of repellant or insecticides on the exterior of the home to further decrease the chances of these mites to invade the structure. Once a homeowner has determined they have a clover mite issue, it is best for them to contact a professional exterminating company such as Spectrum Pest Control. These companies know how to effectively and safely deal with a clover mite infestation. Their services will decrease the chance of another infestation and also put the homeowner’s mind at ease.