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How To Prevent Clover Mites From Invading Portland Homes

a bright dark red clover mite crawling along a railing on a portland maine home

When spring is arriving, we would all rather ignore the fact that spring weather also means spring pests. However, with as many issues pests can bring to homes, it is not wise to ignore the pest problems you might face when the temperatures begin to get warmer. It is important to understand and be aware of the problems and nuisance factors spring pests can bring this year, and what you can do to keep yourself protected. Clover mites are a type of pest that is related closely to both spiders and ticks, and are often seen in large numbers as the chill of winter fades away and the warmth of spring arrives. They are often described as “tiny red bugs” that are attracted to the warm exterior walls of our South Portland homes and get inside through tiny cracks and openings.

While clover mites are not at all dangerous, they can be quite the irritant for many South Portland homeowners. This is why it is important to take as many preventative measures as you can to ensure your protection this year. Some of the things you can do to keep yourself protected are:

  • Replace window and door screens that have rips or tears in them that clover mites might be able to squeeze through.
  • Seal cracks in the foundation of your home and any exterior walls that clover mites may crawl on to find warmth.
  • Trim brush, trees, or foliage away from the exterior of your home so there are fewer ways clover mites can come into contact with your home.
  • Install door sweeps and caulk any gaps you found along entryways and windows.
  • Create a barrier between the exterior foundation of your home and grass or dirt.

Making sure clover mites stay away from your property this spring is important to ensure that you and your home remain protected. Contact the certified pest experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions to enlist the help of a pest control provider who has the equipment, skill, and dedication you need for a pest-free and clover mite-free home. Keep your home protected from spring pests, give Big Blue Bug Solutions a call today!