Crickets are winged pests that can range in size anywhere from 16 mm to 2.5 cm in length. They come in various shades of browns and yellows. Crickets produce a high pitched, annoying chirping sound that is usually heard at night, as they are nocturnal. These chirping insects prefer warm climates with lots of moisture.
Crickets are usually found living outdoors in tall grass and weeds, wood piles, fields, wooded areas, and bushy shrubs. They are omnivorous pests that eat any material that is plant or animal-based, including your garden plants! Once inside, crickets like to eat clothing, blankets, upholstered furniture, and many other types of fabrics.
The best signs to look for in concerns to a cricket infestation are any plant damage in your yard or seeing the crickets themselves in your home or building. You may also start hearing that irritating, high-pitched chirping sound that indicates a cricket infestation, which is not conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Crickets enter homes and commercial buildings through broken window screens, open doors, and other unsealed entry points. They are attracted to bright lights, which usually come from your porch and other outdoor lights on your property. Crickets usually enter your home in search of warmth, humidity, and of course, food. Because crickets have lots of variety in their diet, there are plenty of things in your home for the crickets to munch on. Crickets are most often found in places of the home or building with lots of moisture available, such as the kitchen, bathrooms, damp basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
If crickets are inconveniencing your home life and keeping you up at night, then Harper Pest Control has a solution for you! Our CleanGreen crack and crevice treatments will flush them out of harborage areas inside and will create a barrier around the outside of your home, keeping the crickets out of your house and off of your porch.
Call us at 1-800-782-8443 If You See: crickets hanging out on your porch or patio in the evening, crickets in your home anywhere, and/or hear the high-pitched chirp of the crickets coming from inside your house.
Harper Pest Control is a small, locally-based, family-owned company that has been serving indoor and outdoor pest control needs of Orange County and Riverside County for the last 60+ years. We developed the CleanGreen method, a natural, non-toxic pest control that wipes out pests and protects the health of your loved ones. Our mission is for your life to be pest-free.
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