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Recognition:

These are very small mites. They are reddish in color and are about 80mm in size. They are oval shaped and a pair of antenna. Often leave a stain when crushed (smeared).

Biology:

These mites are commonly found in early to late spring. They feed on plants and grasses. They tend to infest healthy lawns that get regular water and fertilizer promoting plants growth which they feed upon. Do to their small size, they can gain entry into an home/business no matter how well it is sealed. These pests are harmless once inside a building and will quickly die.

What you can do:

Prevention starts with modifications made to the exterior. Create a rock or mulch barrier between the foundation and grass. Don’t over water or over fertilize plants around the home.

What we can do:

On the inside, we will pay special attention to entry points in the home. We will focus on windows & doors, basements and water source areas. On the exterior, we will treat around the perimeter of the home, under siding, around pipe and wire entrances, and areas of dense vegetation to create a barrier that will prevent them from entering in the first place. Our regular service programs will maintain this barrier year round to keep these and other unwanted pests out.

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