Identify Your Pest


Quick Facts


⅓ of a mm long

Preferred Habitat

Mites typically nest in warm places. As the cold weather approaches, mites will enter your home to seek refuge. Many mites live in soil or water, but there are also a large number of species that live on plants or animals.

Known Health Issues

Mites that feed on people and animals can cause an itchy skin irritation or rash.
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Mites are so tiny that they can rarely be seen by the human eye. Many humans who experience mite bites commonly mistake them for bed bug bites.

The most common type of mite in Iowa is the Clover mite. This type of mite is a nuisance because they enter your home in large numbers. Clover mites are harmless, because they cannot bite or sting.