What is a clover mite?
Clover mites are close relatives of ticks and spiders and are true mites, not insects. They are small household-invading mites that have long front legs. To the naked eye they are no more than tiny red bugs and appear no larger than a pinhead.
For the most part they feed on clover, grassy lawns, plants and weeds and tend to appear by the thousands in the spring and fall months.
Why do I have a clover mite problem?
Inside, you may find these tiny bugs crawling around window sills, on walls, or directly on windows. No larger than a pinhead, these red insects will leave behind a tell-tale stain when smashed.
On the exterior, you may find thousands of tiny red bugs congregating in large numbers on siding, brick walls and other outside surfaces. These household mites are often attracted to the sunniest side of the house or foundation.