It’s likely you have mites all over your Austin area property and don’t even know it. Clover mites are in the arachnid family, making them closely related to ticks and spiders. They lay dormant through the summer and winter months; however, during the spring and fall months, they become very active. They can be a nuisance during those seasons and are known to invade homes and other structures during this time. Clover mites feed on the juices of plants commonly found in your lawn, grass, and clovers but do very little damage as they feed.