These spiders are all over everything on my padio in New Hampshire. Can anyone help me identify what they are? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ How big are they? $\endgroup$
    – Dubukay
    Jul 1, 2018 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ They look like acari: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acari $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Jul 2, 2018 at 8:32
  • $\begingroup$ They are approximately 1mm in total size leg to leg. I am suspecting that they are some sort of mite, but they don't seem to bite, or be in the tick family (at least not human blood suckers). $\endgroup$ Jul 2, 2018 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ Pretty clearly mites, not spiders, but unfortunately I'm not a mite guy. $\endgroup$ Oct 10, 2018 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ It depends upon the environment or surrounding $\endgroup$ Jun 3, 2019 at 14:22

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Based on your area and this pest control site I believe that the bugs in your picture are not spiders, they are clover mites. I have found that some clover mites are a darker brown color and also slightly larger. This image gives a better view of the features of a clover mite, including the longer pair of front legs and oval shaped body: Clover mites don't pose a threat to people or animals as they live off of either plants or fungi, but smashing them can leave stains on furniture and clothing.


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