What are crickets?
Crickets are unique-looking insects related to grasshoppers and katydids. They are identified by their long, powerful hind legs that allow them to move away from danger quickly, and for their long antennae. Many people also identify crickets by the chirping sound the males create while rubbing their wings together, although not all cricket species chirp. As omnivores, crickets feed on a variety of garden pests and plant materials.
Are crickets dangerous?
Mainly nuisance pests, crickets usually don’t pose many direct dangers to people. Though they are capable of biting, they rarely do. They can also spread some diseases to people, but this is not a big concern either.
In general, the biggest problem when it comes to crickets living inside of our homes is their ability to damage our belongings because of their feeding habits. Crickets chew on and destroy things like houseplants, upholstered furniture, wallpaper, rugs, and clothing.
Why do I have a cricket problem?
Crickets often live outside in areas that are close to homes and other buildings. While out and about, foraging for food, or trying to escape harsh weather conditions, crickets often find their way into our homes and outbuildings. These pests usually move inside at ground level, entering inside through cracks in the foundation, under basement doors or windows, or through vents. They also sometimes move inside in boxes or other containers that have been outside.
Where will I find crickets?
Crickets live outdoors in a variety of places, including fields, caves, rock piles, woodpiles, gardens, and any grassy area.
If crickets have moved into your home, they will go to areas that are high in humidity and are quiet and dark like basements, crawl spaces, laundry rooms, and areas under sinks.
How do I get rid of crickets?
Get rid of crickets from your residential or commercial property with the help of the local experts at All Star Pest Control. We will eliminate crickets and other pests from your home or business and provide the follow-up services needed to prevent them from returning. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we meet all their pest control needs.
All Star Pest Control offers exceptional pest control services, using the most modern technology and products available. If you are ready to protect your Omaha, Nebraska home or business from pests, reach out to All Star Pest Control today. Our results are guaranteed!
How can I prevent crickets in the future?
The best way to prevent future problems with crickets is to partner with the professionals at All Star Pest Control. It is also important to implement the following prevention tips:
- Cut back shrubs, bushes, and tall grass away from your home’s exterior. Remove excess piles of wood, grass, and leaves from your property.
- Get rid of entry points into your home by sealing cracks in the foundation and placing door sweeps in exterior doors. Keep doors and windows closed whenever possible.
- Reduce moisture levels in and around your home by keeping basements dry using dehumidifiers, repairing leaky pipes, and ventilating crawl spaces.
- Inside your home, limit cricket hiding spots by reducing areas of clutter.