Clover Mite

Q: I have tiny little red bugs on my house walls and windows. What are they?

A: Just a few sunny days can cause clover mites to hatch in your lawn. These tiny red mites feed on clover and tender grass. They do no harm to people, buildings or pets but they can be unsightly if found in or on your house.

The easiest solution is to wash them off your house with a hose. There is no need to use an insecticide but you could spray with any outdoor landscape insecticide if you MUST do something.

Cold weather in spring retards their hatching and they finish hatching in mid-spring. You usually won’t see them any more after April.

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