There are many species of mites. They are small, tiny and destructive. Most of them are almost unnoticeable. But did you know that these small insects can cause skin itchy rashes, allergic diseases, eat human’s dead skin and damage plants?
Mites can live on our skin, infest our homes and even bite humans. How to prevent them, what methods are the best for mites’ control and how to kill these small dangerous insects?
There is a huge number of mites’ species. They are so microscopic that are unnoticed for most of us. Dust mites, spider mites, rat mites, ear mites, bird mites, clover mites and bed mites are one of those species of mites you can have big problems with. Have you noticed little bugs on your pet rats? These are rat mites. There are thousands of mites’ species, but only a few of them become parasitic on people or animals and affect humans. These mites find their way to your home accidentally. Many species of mites can colonize our skin and cause allergenic diseases. Scared? Some species of mites live on plants (spider mites), some on animals (ear mites) and some on humans (dust mites).
A large number of mites can live in water or soil. Many mites are parasitic on animals and plants. If dust mites can be a problem for humans, spider mites are a huge problem for gardeners. Looking like tiny dots, these pests accumulate on plants. They suck leaves contents and can completely damage plants. Getting rid of them is not an easy task as they quickly grow in high populations.
Getting rid of mites is a great challenge. Some mites are notorious for painful skin condition, some for the allergies. There are also such ones that will invade your yard or garden. You can’t get rid of these insects using the same methods. How do you kill mites? There is no one incredible method or one perfect product which will help you to kill any type of mites. Remember, different methods of extermination should be used for different types of mites.
You can use some chemicals to eliminate mites on plants but not on all of them. Using chemicals on fruit and vegetable plants is not recommended as it can be harmful for your health. If some mites can be effectively suppressed by chemical control, there are such ones that should be eliminated only by organic or biological control. Insecticides and pesticides are a good weapon but not on pets and humans. Therefore, before starting the battle you need to know what type of mites you are dealing with. Here we are mentioning to kinds Clover Mite and Bed or Dust Mite.
Clover Mites: These plant pests can be the greatest nuisance to many housekeepers. They are red, small but unlike some other species of mites, noticeable. They don’t attack humans and don’t damage your property. The only thing they do is gathering in tremendous numbers on your floor, ceiling, windows, furniture. Clover mites will be traveling along your window sills and your door frames in great numbers. When you smash this mite it leaves reddish bloody looking stain. Some people think this is blood. But they don’t feed on blood and are not threat to human’s health. These reddish mites feed on clover, grass, agricultural crops, and flowers outside. Clover mites feed on plants, not on human’s blood. But in spring clover mites become active and start migrating. If it is dry, they seek for moisture and it can be your house. If it is wet outside, they start migrating to a better place looking for your house. This way or another your home is a perfect place for them to hide. Different methods and products must be used depending on where clover mites are inside or outside the house. Remember, you can’t use chemicals inside the house to eliminate these pests. If you have regular annual infestation of clover mites you must seal exterior holes and cracks. These are the places where adult clover mites may deposit eggs. treat cracks, holes, building foundation, etc. This will significantly reduce clover mites’ problem. When clover mites are inside, first of all, find out where these red pests are coming from. Window frames, the ceiling, a door way, the carpet – they can come from any entry point. By knowing their entry places you can get quicker results treating mites directly.
Bed Mites: People often use the term bed mites, however, these are dust mites. They are often called bed mites because bed is their favorite breeding spot. Warning Bed mites (dust mites) are very dangerous for asthma sufferers, exposure to dust mites can make their symptoms of asthma worse. Dust mites live within buildings in mattresses, carpets, and pillows feeding on human’s dead skin. If you suffer from allergies, they can be the reason.