Dry winter conditions promote turfgrass mite problems. Turfgrass mites include clover mites, Banks grass mite, winter grain mite and the brown wheat mite. The injury caused by turfgrass mites further damages to turf already under stress from lack of water.
Clover mites are also a nuisance as they move into buildings, especially along the south and southwestern foundations of a home. To prevent clover mites from entering the home, either diatomaceous earth or baby powder applied around windows and doors provides a safe and natural control of mites. Once inside a home, “spray and wash” cleaners or aerosol insecticides containing pyrethrin will kill clover mites.
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