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  • Scientific Name: Acarina
  • Length: less than 1/16"
  • Color: Black and Brown
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? Some types may
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

What Attracts Mites?

Mites are generally attracted to homes that feed on fruits, dead leaves, and other organic food material. They generally do stay outside however, and they do not venture far from their homes, so generally these are of much lower concern

Big group of mites

Living Spaces

Many types of mites live underneath leaves and other things that you find on the ground, and many are barely visible to the human eye or are completely invisible.

Diet Choices

Fruits, bonsai trees, leaves, etc.


Mites are from the same type of family that spiders are from, however they are much smaller in nature. Their anatomy is very similar to how spiders behave and some can even spin webs as well, although much smaller in size.

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you.