Clover Mite Prevention
To properly control Clover Mites, preventative measures must be taken to stop entry in the Spring or Fall. Removing grass and weeds in a three-foot strip around the foundation of the structure is one method; however, Clover Mites may still cross mulch and gravel to enter the structure. Clover Mites also dislike certain plants and flowers. If these are located near the house, they act as a shield to prevent mites from moving from the lawn to the building. Some mite-repelling plants include petunias, geraniums, salvia, roses, zinnias , yews, arborvitae, spruces, and junipers.