House Cricket Infestations
House crickets earned their name for a propensity to enter homes and stay indefinitely. These chirping, yellow-brown pests can wreak havoc in your home thanks to their vivacious eating habits. A fully-grown cricket is 16–21 mm long (about the size of a nickel), and they have long hind wings covering their abdomen.
House crickets prefer warm weather, which makes the South one of their preferred habitats. They have no problem hanging outdoors near dumpsters (they love it actually), but once the temperature drops, they invade homes and sheds to escape the cold. Bright indoor lights can also draw in these pests. If you hear their signature chirping in your home, contact Arrow Exterminators for total house cricket extermination.
Trust us, you don’t want to hear these annoying pests at night. Their loud chirping is caused by male crickets rubbing their front legs together to attract females. This “calling song” is not good for homeowners, because fertile females can lay eggs indoors without any issues.
House crickets are nocturnal and love to hide in warm places during the day. Once these evasive bugs are inside, they will devour clothes, rugs and any other fabrics they come across, including wool, cotton, silk and synthetics. House crickets will also eat paper, fruits, vegetables and even rubber. If they choose to stay outside, house crickets love to snack on plants and other insects. Protect your garden or beautifully landscaped yard with house cricket pest control.
Inside, these vermin can often be found around the kitchen, basement or fireplace, and they often hide behind cracks and crevices in the walls. A good sign of an infestation is large fecal pellets around these common hot spots. House crickets are difficult to control, because they build nests in unusual, hard-to-reach places.
The Arrow Solution
Our pest control experts eliminate house cricket infestations quickly and efficiently to prevent further damage to your property. We will silence these loud pests with swift house cricket extermination using the most environmentally friendly methods available. Contact us for a free, whole home evaluation for optimal pest control. We will examine the inside and outside of your property, assess any damage and develop a custom extermination plan for your home.
Kick these pests out for good. Contact Arrow today.