Clover Mites

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Clover Mites are reddish brown to almost black mites are about 1/16 of an inch long, and sometimes appear to be much smaller. They move very slowly.

Clover mites live in turfgrass and feed on plant fluids. They do not bite people or animals. Sometimes in the spring their populations increase rapidly and mites leave the turfgrass and climb on houses, and enter through windows. Large numbers of mites are a nuisance and leave red stains when crushed.

Once clover mites are found in your home the simplest way to get rid of them is to remove them with a vacuum or to wipe them up carefully with a damp cloth.
Occasional invaders

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