Do you need an exterminator for clover mites?

Do you need an exterminator for clover mites?

Clover mites are tiny creatures that can cause major damage to your plants. If you have clover growing in your garden, you may be dealing with this pest. Here’s what you need to know about clover mites and how to get rid of them.

How Do Clover Mites Affect Plants?

Clover mites are small, six-legged creatures that feed on plants. They cause damage to plants by sucking the juice from leaves and flowers. In severe cases, clover mites can completely defoliate a plant. Clover mites are most common in warm areas, but they can also be found in colder climates. You don’t need an exterminator for clover mites, but you will need to take steps to control them.

The best way to control clover mites is to avoid them in the first place. Keep your garden well-watered and don’t allow over- crowding of plants. If you do find them on your plants, treat them with a insecticide that is specifically designed for clover mites.

Is an Exterminator Necessary for Clover Mites?

There is no one answer to this question as the needs of each individual property will vary. Generally speaking, however, most homeowners would likely benefit from having an exterminator identify and treat any areas where clover mites are known to thrive.

If you suspect your home may be infested with these pests, the exterminator can help by inspecting the area for signs of their presence (e.g., webs or tunnels) and recommending a treatment plan.

In some cases, a simple diatomaceous earth application may be enough to control them; in others, professional extermination may be necessary. Regardless of the method chosen, always remember to consult an expert if you are not sure whether or not an exterminator is necessary.

How to Treat Clover Mites on Your Plant

There are many ways to treat clover mites on your plant, but you may not need an exterminator. Here are four steps to treating clover mites on your plant:

1. Make a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it onto the plants.

2. Apply horticultural oil directly to the infested areas. Horticultural oil will help suffocate the mites and repel them from your plant.

3. Bury pieces of aluminum foil in the soil around the plants. The reflective surface will cause the mites to become trapped and eventually die.

4. Cover the bottom of pots with peat moss or commercial dust-mite control products and place plants inside. The insects will be unable to walk across the surface and will starve to death.

If you still have problems with clover mites, consider hiring an exterminator.


Clover mites are tiny creatures that feed on the sap of plants. They cause Leaves to turn yellow and die, flowers to drop off, and fruit to rot. If you have clover in your lawn, you may need an exterminator for clover mites. While there is no guarantee that an exterminator can get rid of all the clover mites in your yard, they will usually be able to significantly reduce their numbers. Don’t wait until it’s too late – call a professional today!

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