Pests We Treat In Colorado Springs: Mites

Identification

While there are many different types of mites, one of the most common types we deal with here in Colorado are clover mites. These mites are smaller than the head of a pin, are reddish-brown in color, and are typically bigger of a problem during the spring and fall on south-facing/warm sides of homes and businesses. Another type of mite we see quite often is the spider mite, which is also smaller than the head of a pin, is translucent or brown in color, and commonly appears during drought-like conditions. Both of these mites typically cause damage to plants, but bigger problems occur when these mites move inside of homes and businesses. This is because there are typically hundreds to thousands of them, and because the clover mite is orange in color, they are often seen crawling along windowsills, flooring, computers, countertops, etc.

Dust mites are another type of mite that we see, which can live on bedding, upholstered furniture, mattresses, carpets, and other fabric items within a home or business. While these mites are a bit more uncommon at higher elevations, we still see them and can help you treat them. If you notice yourself sneezing or coughing, or have red, itchy skin that won’t go away (similar to allergies), don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would be more than happy to check out your home to ensure that it isn’t due to pesky dust mites.

Prevention

While it is nearly impossible to prevent mites from coming into your lawn, there are several measures that can be taken to prevent these pesky mites from entering your home. Some of these include:

  • Removing grass and weeds up to 24 inches away from your home or business
  • Placing a plant-free band of wood chips, gravel, lava rock, etc. around the perimeter of your home or business to help keep mites away from the structure. Mites also have a much more difficult time crossing these types of barriers.
  • Avoiding lush host plant growth and excessive watering or fertilization near your home or business.

Contacting the pest control professionals at High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs to come and examine your home and help you come up with the most effective course of preventative action.

Treatment

In the case that mites have already entered your home or business, the best course of action is to let a trusted team handle the treatment in order to ensure that the problem is completely solved and your home or business is clear of all pests. With over 30 years in the pest control industry, we know exactly how to get rid of these unwanted pests and keep them out — guaranteed.

Give us a call at High Country Pest Control today to prevent/get rid of your unwanted visitors today. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, so we go the extra mile in order to ensure that your pest problem is solved so you can go back to feeling comfortable in your home.