Clover Mite

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Bryobia praetiosa


Color: Dark red, olive or rusty brown in color

Size: 1/64 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • They can invade structures by the thousands in the spring and fall
  • Clover mites can leave red colored stain when crushed. This can become problematic on walls, furniture, carpets or curtains
  • They eat plants and are particularly found on clovers, hence the name Clover Mite

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Can be found in shrubs, flowers, grass or other plants. When invading structures, they enter using cracks around windows and doors.