When you first look at a clover mite, you might think they’re cute. “Aw, what a precious little red dot! Wait. Why is it moving?” Clover mites are absolutely tiny at .75 millimeters long. Generally, homeowners don’t even realize they’re around … that is until a gigantic swarm of tiny red dots comes marching into their homes. Before you continue reading this article, Landmark Home Warranty wants you to go ahead and do a quick Google Image search for clover mite infestation. That mass of red that kind of looks like sand? That’s no sand. It’s a jauadjillion and a half (number is estimated for exaggeration) clover mites all hanging out together. And on top of one another. The best part? They’re technically arachnids! That song about the itsy-bitsy spider now makes complete sense. You just didn’t realize how itsy or bitsy we were talking. Here is what a clover mite looks like, if you have a microscope and can actually see it:
Clover mites have round, circular bodies with eight tiny legs. Besides being incredibly small, their signature feature is that they’re bright red, and if you dare to squish them, they will leave a reddish-brown stain.
Now, let’s imagine having a whole swarm of them coming into your home and trying to kill them. You would end up without clover mites, but your walls might look like you’ve been decorating for Halloween … or that you just murdered someone in there. Another problem with clover mites is that they might not seem like they would be pests because of their size. However, their size is their secret weapon. Because they are so small, they can infiltrate houses through almost anything, and infiltrate they will! Clover mites are bound to get into houses if their main food source, your garden and lawn, are too fertilized. If they can’t eat the lawn (and turn it a really fun silver color) then they will come in just about anywhere and try to spend some quality time with you. Although they aren’t hurting you, most people find it rather unsanitary and unappetizing to have a thousand and one clover mites on their kitchen wall when they’re trying to make dinner.
HOW CAN YOU GET RID OF CLOVER MITES?
To make sure you’re not going to get a bunch of clover mites traipsing into your home, you can always ensure your lawn and garden aren’t over fertilized. If you already have an infestation of clover mites in your home or garden, you should get a pest control treatment. If you have a home warranty, you’re in luck! With a home warranty with the right state, like an Arizona home warranty, Nevada home warranty or Texas home warranty, you can get a great deal on pest control. With Landmark Home Warranty, the best home warranty company, you can pay a flat rate fee of $60 for a pest control company to come and rid your home of clover mites. Compared to the $500-$1000 you could spend on pest control normally, that’s an excellent deal! Home warranties also help when it comes to home systems and appliances that might fail from normal wear and tear.
If you’re interested in getting a home warranty to save you money and keep your house working well, look at Landmark Home Warranty’s website at www.LandmarkHW.com. There, you can look at home warranty reviews, make sure you are getting the best home warranty coverage, and compare our home warranties with others.