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Crickets

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What do crickets look like?

One of the most common species of cricket to invade homes is the house cricket; adults grow to between ¾ and 7/8th of an inch in length. House crickets are yellowish-brown in color and have 3 identifying dark bands going across their head. These crickets are winged and are recognized because of the loud “chirping” sounds that the males create by rubbing their forewings together.

Are crickets dangerous?

House crickets have the ability to bite people, but their mouthparts aren’t generally strong enough to puncture the skin. In addition to biting, crickets carry and transmit a variety of dangerous diseases that are spread by their salvia and excrement. Along with causing health problems for people they can damage personal belongings by feeding on items in your home like clothing, wallpaper, furniture, and small even small houseplants.

Why do I have a cricket problem?

Crickets generally enter inside of homes and other buildings when the weather outside become unsuitable for them. In the fall when the temperature cool down, they enter inside of homes to stay warm through spaces found underneath of doors, through cracks in the foundation, and through the spaces found around utility entrances. Once inside they tend to hide in warm, dark, moist areas like laundry rooms, basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms.

Can I control crickets?

The best way to get rid of crickets from your home is to contact a pest control professional that understands how to find and totally eliminate these damaging pests from your home. The experienced pest control experts at Arrow Pest Control have the training and knowledge needed to quickly and safely find and eliminate all the crickets that are hiding in your home through our residential service options. If crickets have decided to invade your New Jersey home, contact the dedicated pest professionals at Arrow Pest Control today!

How do I make my property less attractive to crickets?

There are several things that you can do to help deter crickets from choosing your New Jersey home to invade.

  • Seal cracks and crevices found in the foundation of your home.
  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors and seal the spaces found around utility entrances.
  • Place de-humidifiers in your home to help reduce moisture levels.
  • Keep basements, closets and other storage areas clutter free to reduce the places that crickets can hide within your home.


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