Fun Fact Friday – Pests that Destroy your Lawn Part V

cvrmt_250pxFun Fact Friday – Clover Mites

  • Clover Mites are most active during late spring.
  • Clover Mites are actually relatives of the spider and the tick.
  • Clover Mites probe at the surface of grass blades and sucks the juices.
  • Most lawn damage caused by Clover Mites appears to be on the south and west sides of buildings.
  • Clover Mites are reddish-brown and have front legs about twice the length of the other legs.
  • When crushed, they will leave a characteristic red stain caused by their pigmentation.
  • Clover Mites can enter houses close to thick vegetation. Remove any grass and/or weeds up to 24 inches away from the foundation of the house.
  • Clover mite females lay about 70 eggs each during the spring in the crevices of buildings, under sidings, and on the underside of bark at the base of trees.

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