Crickets prefer to mate and lay their eggs in the soil during the late summer months. They remain in the soil through the winter and do not hatch until late spring or early summer. There are several different types of cricket species that are found in the state of California. The two most common are House Crickets and Field Crickets.
House Crickets are tan or light brownish-yellow in color and often have darker spots as they mature. They have a tendency to gather around the foundation of buildings and doors and can easily enter the home through openings and cracks. They enjoy hiding out during the day and feeding at night. Males create chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together in an attempt to attract females.
Field Crickets are typically larger in size and are shiny black to dark brown in color. Although they enter houses, they prefer to live and breed outdoors. They usually invade homes when they are looking for hiding places. These unwanted pests are known to chew on different fabrics, carpeting, and furs. It is best to obtain pest control services before damage is done.
Cricket Control Services Offered
Cricket control is needed when a cricket here or there becomes an annoying cricket infestation. It is important to seal all cracks in or around your home that provide for a great entryway. Pay close attention to gaps around windows, doors, and openings such as dryer vents. Also, keep the grass on your property short and eliminate any thick foliage.
A pest control specialist is needed when your cricket problem gets out of hand. They will have a better understanding and know exactly how to get rid of crickets. The two most common practices include:
- Green Method — Sticky traps can capture crickets inside your house by preventing movement once they step on the trap. This method can be time-consuming and is effective for a very small infestation.
- Pesticide Method — When cricket infestations are high, chemicals must often be used. Applications are applied in closets, under stairways, on baseboards, on foundations, and any other place that crickets may hide. Early summer is the best time for application because crickets are still small. Pesticides, however, are effective at any time of the year.
Although crickets are a nuisance and an unwanted pest, they typically do not carry any diseases. They become annoying when their numbers escalate in your home or around areas in your backyard and require immediate attention. Pest control is needed before damage is done inside or outside of your home.
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Crickets are cold-blooded and need warm weather in order to have enough energy to chirp. They chirp at different rates according to the temperature. The higher the temperature, the higher the rate of chirping. These noises can ruin a great backyard barbecue and a good night’s sleep. If you are in need of cricket control services, call for your free assessment today!
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