When you go outside, you may be wondering, what are these tiny red bugs on concrete?
These are very small, and most of the time, we ignore them. But, when they are in hundreds, they caught our attention.
Today, you’ll find out about these little red bugs which can be found on concrete.
What are the tiny red bugs on concrete?
The small red bugs which we commonly see on the cement are known as “clover mites”. These small insects are oval-shaped arachnids which are just 0.75 to 0.85 millimeters long and having an elongated first pair of legs.
These clover mites do not cause any harm to humans, but they become a nuisance to people when they try to enter in our house by hanging around the doors and windows. When they get crushed, they leave red-colored stains on doors and carpets.
They generally live in large colonies, and they feed on grasses, plants, flowers, and vegetables.
How to Get Rid of Clover Mites
These little red bugs on concrete do not cause any harm, but they irritate people. Therefore, it becomes important to know the ways by which we can get rid of clover mites from our house.
- Insecticides: You need an insecticide which can kill clover mites. Just go to your local hardware store, or you can also buy it online. You have to spray the insecticide in several areas in your house, and outside where you spot these pests. Apply it around the doors and windows, along with any sidewalk, and, especially on the side which faces the sun. With proper use of insecticide, you can easily get rid of these tiny red bugs from your house.
- Call an Exterminator: If the red bugs are still present in your house after spraying insecticide in your house, then probably, calling a professional is the last choice you have. If you’ve money, and you can afford to hire a professional, then go for it. Get quotes from several agencies in your area. Usually, they offer a satisfaction guarantee, so if you found their present after the cleaning, you can call them again.
So, the next time, when you will see a tiny red bug on concrete, you’ll know that it’s a clover mite. If they are inside your house, then you can use insecticides which are made for these pests, or you can also go for professional exterminators. The choice is yours.
Do you have tiny red bugs in your house? What do you to get rid of them? Please share with us.