Clover Mites – A very small red arachnid-type insect that is about 1/16th of an inch in size. This insect feeds on plants and shows a preference for heavily fertilized grass/lawns. Commonly found on walkways, cement porches and stairs, and along foundation walls. Clover mites typically enter homes through cracks around windows and doors, or through masonry cracks. They come up behind siding until an entryway is found. These mites will leave a reddish spot/smear/stain if crushed. This insect does bite as well.