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While crickets don’t sting or inject venom, large cricket infestations can generate a massive amount of excrement, which may cause sanitation issues. Crickets can also attract predator species to your home or business, such as spiders and raccoons.

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A large infestation of crickets can cause damage to your property, as crickets will chew fabrics, paper, rubber, and food.

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Known for their chirp (which only male crickets can do), crickets have cylindrical, somewhat flattened bodies, rounded heads, long antennae and strong hind legs.

Most crickets are black or brown and they can grow up to 2 inches in length.

Crickets can be found in shallow burrows, fields, yards, refuse heaps, pastures and wooded areas. Certain species of crickets can even be found in ant nests.

Crickets prefer to live outdoors, however they will enter structures in search of shelter if the weather gets bad. They can easily enter houses and buildings by hopping through a door, window or other opening.

Crickets can live for over six weeks and their entire life cycle lasts between two to three months depending on their surroundings.

A cricket begins its life in an egg. After about 14 days, it develops into a nymph. A nymph will then begin growing its wings after about a month. 

How do I recognize a cricket?

Known for their chirp (which only male crickets can do), crickets have cylindrical, somewhat flattened bodies, rounded heads, long antennae and strong hind legs.

Most crickets are black or brown and they can grow up to 2 inches in length.

Are crickets hazardous to humans?

Crickets don’t sting or inject venom, however large cricket infestations can generate a massive amount of excrement, which may cause sanitation issues. Crickets can also attract predator species to your home or business, such as spiders and raccoons.

Can crickets damage my property?

A few crickets in the home should not cause much damage, but an infestation of crickets can cause damage to property, as crickets will chew fabrics, paper, rubber, and food.

What can I do to prevent a cricket infestation?

To prevent a cricket infestation in your property, caulk or seal all entry points, including cracks in the foundation and gaps around doors and windows. Keep the foundation and perimeter of the home free of grass, weeds and mulch. 

How do I remove a cricket infestation?

If you hear chirping and suspect that one or two crickets are inside your property, place glue boards in the areas of the room where chirping is heard and use cornmeal as bait. You can also use spray pesticides.

For more severe infestations, call Abell Pest Control. We are familiar with the habits of crickets and have the necessary tools to remove an infestation quickly and effectively.

 
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