The cricket is a common insect found in most areas with a warm climate. Most famous for their loud chirping, crickets for the most part are harmless, but an infestation could cause numerous problems.
Introductory Guide to Crickets
- Size: They range from 16 to 22 mm (3/4 to 7/8 inches) in size.
- Shape: Most crickets are yellowish brown in color with three dark crossbands on the head. Their bodies are long and winged with antennae and six legs.
- Types: There are over 900 types of crickets with the most common being the house cricket, cave cricket, and camel cricket.
- Diet: House crickets usually feed on plants, dead and live insects, and sometimes other crickets. Inside a house, they feed on fabric such as cotton, silk, and synthetic clothing.
- Habitat: In warm conditions, they prefer to live outside and are commonly found in garbage dumps. During colder weather, they move indoors for warmth and moisture a normal house provides.
- Habits: They are usually nocturnal, and they hide in dark corners of the house during the day.
- Threats: Although they don’t pose a risk to humans, they can cause a lot of damage to clothing and fabric like wool and silk.
Signs of a Cricket Infestation
If you want to know for sure if your household is under threat of a cricket infestation then be aware of the following signs:
- Cricket Population: The first and most obvious is if you start to notice a large amount of crickets in or around your home.
- Chirping Noise: The male house cricket creates this sound by rubbing their front wings together.
- Mating Call: The ‘calling song’ males crickets make acts as a messenger to attract females, and occurs at night.
- Chewed Clothing: Mandible marks along chewed edges on fabric are another sign crickets have invaded your home.
Controlling an Infestation
You can apply the following methods to help safeguard your home from a cricket invasion:
- Seal: Block off any cracks and entrances that crickets can use to enter your house.
- Starve: Eliminate any food options to starve them out. Clean up all food scraps and waste.
- Clean: Keep your house, indoors and outdoors, clear of clutter and debris.
What Quest Pest Control Can Do For You
When crickets are getting on your nerves, and you’re not sure what to do, turn to Quest Pest Control to make your household cricket-free. Our exclusive range of cricket control products will certainly help to keep away these unwanted pests for good. A few of the products are listed below:
- Granules: These are weather-resistant granules that kill crickets after they’ve consumed it.
- Killer Plus: Watered into a solution then applied in bands around your home to keep it cricket-proof.
- Dust Danger: A waterproof powder for both indoor and outdoor usage to kill crickets instantly. This weather-resistant dust is applied in basements and crawlspaces where crickets typically hide.
- Insect Traps: We’ve devised an effective, non-sticky trap designed to trap crickets present indoors.
- Killer Spray: This aerosol, delivering up to eight weeks of protection, kills the crickets instantly on application.
- Multi-Killing Spray: A broad treatment applicable both indoor and outdoor and can be applied into cracks and crevices.
- Ready-to-Use Spray: This treatment helps in spot-specific areas. The pump spray has an incredible range and treatment that instantly kills the crickets.
Why Quest Pest for Cricket Control?
Our approach towards cricket control is entirely scientific, and the products recommended are effective and inexpensive. Quest Pest Control can guarantee you efficiency and accuracy to solve any of your pest control needs. Stay safe, and let Quest Pest Control manage your pests for you!