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House Crickets

What do house crickets look like?

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House crickets are yellowish brown with three bands going across their head.  Adults grow to be between ¾ and 7/8 of an inch in length.  Both female and males have wings that cover their abdomen, and large hind legs that they use for jumping.

House cricket behaviors

House crickets are a very common pest in homes and can survive very well for long periods of time. They most often enter homes while searching for a warm, humid environment to live in when the weather becomes cooler outside.  Once inside, house crickets are found hiding in basements, closets, and crawl spaces.  House crickets will feed on plants, live insects, dead insects, clothing, and fabrics.

Are house crickets dangerous?

House crickets are not considered to be a dangerous pest, but they are a huge nuisance to have in a home.  House crickets can cause a lot of damage to personal items stored in your home; they will chew large holes in fabrics, furniture, and clothing as they feed on them.  House crickets are also a very noisy pest to have in your home; the males will make loud chirping sounds by rubbing their front wings together in order to attract females.

Can Suburban help with a house cricket problem?

Suburban Exterminating offers comprehensive home pest control services that target house crickets as well as other house-infesting pests.  Benefits of our ongoing program include regularly scheduled visits, unlimited service calls, and peace of mind that our products are applied with the safety of you, your family and your pets in mind!  Schedule your free estimate and find out how we can help you get rid of house crickets.

House cricket prevention tips

  • Fix leaking pipes or fixtures.
  • Control humidity levels by running dehumidifiers.
  • De-clutter basement and storage areas.
  • Seal exterior cracks and holes.
  • Stack firewood away from house.
 

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