House crickets have three dark bands across the top of their heads, and their slender antennae are much longer than the body.
Size: 3/4 to 7/8 of an inch long
Color: Yellow-brown or straw colored
Activity/Behavior: House crickets are seldom a major problem in structures, as they prefer to live outside during warm weather. They move indoors when it gets colder and to find moisture. They damage clothing by eating large holes in the fabric.
Where They Live: Crickets usually enter the home when being fed to pet snakes, and then they escape. They look for moisture and light. They are active at night.
Tips for Control: They prefer tall grass and weeds, so advise the client to trim weeds and grass close to the ground. Baits are recommended.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of house crickets takes persistence and experience because they usually invade in large numbers and can create a lot of damage to a lot of different products. They also have a variety of different food supplies, making them very resilient. A trained pest control professional can help you with your cricket elimination.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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