If you have ever seen somebody’s house that has a clover mite infestation, it looks like waves and waves of miniature crabs swarming the beach. Most people will become acquainted with these bugs just after they put in new grass sod. Clover mites get into houses through cracks around windows and doors or just on your feet or your pets. Peak populations of these mites are in late spring and early summer. The reason why clover mite populations can be so explosive is females become mature in about a month and can lay over 100 eggs without the need to be fertilized by males (parthenogenesis). Although they are just a nuisance pest, these mites will invade homes in enormous numbers and will leave nasty stains if they are crushed. Simply use a wet sponge or a vacuum to clear away mites - again be careful not to crush them because of the stains they will leave behind. This stain is not the mite’s blood, but is the mite’s body pigments. Clover mites are not blood feeders, rather they suck plant juices from grasses, clover and other plants in the lawn, as well, they can live on mold and mildew in your house. If clover mites are taking over your household, give us a call at go green pest control.ca and we will stop those mites dead in their tracks.