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Clover Mite

  • Scientific Name: Bryololia praetiasa
  • Nicknames: N/A
  • Length: 1/30"
  • Color: Reddish Brown
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? No
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

The Clover Mite

The Clover Mite is an arachnid that invades homes in the spring and fall of the year. When mashed, the dead mite leaves a red mark that resembles blood. This red mark leaves most people to believe that they are dealing with a tick or other blood-feeding bug, which is not the case.

Clover mites feed on juices from plants, not the blood of animals or humans.

This mite has a habit (in their natural surroundings) of migrating to trees where they hide in the tree's bark. If close to a home, the arachnid considers the building the same as it would a tree - a wonderful place to hide from extreme temperatures. Entering through tiny openings around windows and doors, the clover mite invades the wall voids of the structure and then enter the house itself.

Living Spaces

Mainy in brush, garden areas, or nursery areas

Diet Choices

Juices from plants

Fun Fact

When squished, people think they are blood suckers due to the residue they leave behind, however this is not true.

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 but ith McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.