Sidewalk mites are the small red creatures seen crossing patios, parking lots, decks, and of course, sidewalks. They are also called Concrete Mites because they are often spotted on that surface. They are fast for their size and adept at crawling up onto benches. They do not bite or sting and are often seen in company with others, though they tend to wander past each other instead of forming congregations.
This little arachnid (not an insect) has eight legs. They are short and move quickly, so counting them may be difficult. It is an active hunter of soft insects and small insect eggs, but it can also live on nutritious flower pollen. For this reason, a sidewalk mite can be found in and near gardens and plant containers as well as backyard patios and sidewalks. These super small arachnids are unlikely to take notice of people, even if they walk over them to get to other places.
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