These insects are usually described as “moving little red dots” that can become a problem in early spring. If crushed they can leave a red stain on draperies, wallpaper and paint. Use a vacuum to remove pests from surfaces to avoid staining.
Feeds on the sap in new grass shoots in early spring
Does not sting or bite humans
Will dry out and dire if they have to cross concrete or asphalt during warm weather
Over winters in any small crack or crevice as well as lawn thatch and under siding
Fun Fact: These pests are arachnids, meaning that they have eight legs and are related to spiders.
Control measures are to power spray a band around the home with a properly labeled product. Long term control for Clover Mites is to place a solid barrier around the structure including concrete paving or river pebble borders. When the “moving red dots” start moving into your home call the clover mites specialists at Pest Control Technicians, Inc. to move them right out again!