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clover mite found in pennsylvania

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common clover mite found in pa

Clover mite in PA

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What are clover mites?

Clover mites are actually true mites, not insects.  They are a close relative of ticks and spiders. Clover mites are tiny, home-invading mites that are red in color with long front legs. To the naked eye they are no more than tiny red bugs and appear no larger than a pinhead. They feed primarily on clover, grassy lawns, plants and weeds and tend to appear by the thousands in the spring and fall months.

Why do I have them?

Clover mites crawl from the ground to invade your home through small cracks and tiny openings around windows and doors. Inside, you may find them crawling around window sills, on walls, or directly on windows. These bugs will leave behind a telling red stain when smashed. On the exterior, you may find thousands of these tiny red bugs gathering on siding, brick walls and other outside surfaces and are often attracted to the sunniest side of the house or foundation.

Are they dangerous?

Clover mites are nuisance pests because of their ability to invade homes and businesses in large numbers through cracks and crevices. They cannot bite, are not harmful to humans or pets and will not cause structural damage, but clover mites may leave red stains on walls, carpets and furniture if they are crushed.

How do I get rid of clover mites?

Clover mites can be a particularly difficult pest to eradicate due to the fact that they tend to infest homes in very large numbers.  A Moyer Service Professional™ can confirm the presence of clover mites and recommend one of our 3 levels of service to help you get rid of clover mites.

Can I do it myself?

Clover mites are not a pest many homeowners have much success eliminating on their own.  Many do-it-yourself repellents and sprays to rid your property of clover mites simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective.  Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use.  In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.  

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose one of our 3 comprehensive, year round programs to ensure clover mites stay out of their home or business.

Where does Moyer Indoor | Outdoor service?

Moyer provides service in Souderton, Exton, Havertown, and throughout Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks and Montgomery Counties as well as parts of Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. Contact us today to learn more about the services available in your area.