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What are crickets?

Crickets are a type of insect closely related to grasshoppers and katydids. You can identify them by their long antennae and their large, powerful hind legs that they use for jumping. Crickets are omnivores that feed on a variety of plant materials and other insects during the overnight hours when these insects are most active.

Are crickets dangerous?

Crickets will bite people as a means of defense, but they are not aggressive. They are known for carrying a variety of parasites and also strains of Ecole and Salmonella that can be passed onto humans and animals; however, these are not likely to affect human or animal health unless the crickets carrying them are ingested.  The biggest concern with these insects living in your home or business is that they chew on and damage houseplants and other objects like upholstered furniture, rugs, wallpaper, curtains, and clothing.

Why do I have a cricket problem?

Crickets live outside in areas that are close to homes and other buildings. While searching for food or when the weather becomes too harsh, they find their way in through spaces in the foundation, exterior walls, and under doors. Crickets are challenging to find and eliminate because they are nocturnal and hide in dark, hard-to-reach areas.

Where will I find crickets?

Crickets live in a variety of outdoor environments, depending on their species. Camel crickets live outside in caves and other damp, dark areas. Ground crickets are attracted to lights and gather outside on the ground under street lights and exterior lights found on homes and other buildings. Tree crickets inhabit trees, shrubs, ornamental plants, and high weeds. Jerusalem crickets live in and around gardens and flower beds. Field crickets, as their name suggests, live outside in fields and tall grasses. House crickets are common invaders of homes and can live inside for long periods. Indoors, crickets take up residence in dark, damp areas that mimic their outdoor living conditions. They inhabit basements, closets, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, and areas under sinks.

How do I get rid of crickets?

Dedicated to providing our residential and commercial customers with effective pest control solutions, Evolve Pest Control will solve all of your Nevada, Texas, and St. George, Utah property’s pest problems. Our trained and experienced technicians perform thorough inspections and advanced treatments to eliminate pests and prevent them from returning. Our goal is to offer our customers high-quality services that are affordable and eco-friendly, helping them to maintain a pest-free home or business. To request your free quote and get started with your service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!

How can I prevent crickets in the future?

In addition to our professional services, the following tips will help to keep crickets off your property:

  • Keep storage areas free of clutter and organized to give crickets fewer hiding spots.
  • Remove excess piles of wood, grass, and leaves from your property.
  • Get rid of fallen trees, tree stumps, and excess piles of debris.
  • Keep the grass on your property cut short.
  • Properly ventilate crawlspaces.
  • Dry out basements by using dehumidifiers.
  • Maintain garden areas and prevent plants from overgrowing.
  • Put door sweeps on exterior doors, especially basement doors.
  • Inspect plants and outdoor furniture for crickets before bringing them inside.
  • Eliminate entry points into your home or business by sealing cracks in the foundation and exterior walls.