Clover & Spider Mites
Color: reddish brown to dark green
Size: 1/30 inch long (smaller than a pinhead)
Feeding & Habits: feeds on grasses (heavy feeding gives a silvered appearance), clover, dandelion, shepherd’s purse, strawberry and iris, to name a few. Most heavy outbreaks occur in early spring in well-fertilized lawns growing close to the house foundation on the sunny side of the house; although in the fall, thousands of clover mites may congregate on vegetation around homes and on foundation walls, crawling into protected places as cold weather arrives.
Spring and fall brings invasions of box elder bugs, army cutworms (which are the larvae of the miller moth) and other insects that come from lawns, trees and other plants. In many cases, lawn and tree experts can assist in treating problem areas.
These insects are usually found feeding and nesting on plants, in the ground or in your lawn. But, when a change in season occurs, they seek shelter in cracks, crevices and voids to survive. By accident, they become pests inside structures and can become very annoying to deal with.
If any of these insects are seeking shelter where they are not wanted, PestRITE can apply our $mart (Green) solution at each change in season.