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Crickets are a common insect pest similar to grasshoppers. They are famous for the annoying chirping sounds males make by rubbing their wings together.
There are two common home invasive crickets in our service areas:
- House Cricket
- Field Cricket
The house cricket is typically straw-colored with red to brown markings. On the head, there are two dark bars. Males produce a faint triple chirp sound when wanting to attract a mate.
Because house crickets don’t have a dormancy period, their population can escalate quickly if left unchecked.
Field Crickets are much darker in color, from dark reddish to brown to even black coloration. This species is typically found during summer and fall months when nights reach 77 degrees or warmer. They are common pests in and around homes or businesses that back up to or are surrounded by grassy habitats.
The males’ chirping is slow and very familiar in series, so these crickets can be extremely annoying when they get inside!
how crickets get inside
Like many other insects, crickets can enter the home through a myriad of ways.
Most crickets are found in the garage and in wall voids in the basement. Any crack or crevice around the foundation, including the cracks in unsealed windows and doors, provides easy entrance for crickets.
check your foundation, doors and windows seals to keep crickets out.
To keep crickets and other insect pests out, make sure the foundation is sealed correctly and all doors and window seals are tight. Keeping the garage door open, especially during night-time hours, is also not a good idea (and for more reasons than simply keeping bugs out).
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what proof. professionals do to get rid of crickets
Our Pest Free Guarantee™ seasonal service plan seals the foundation and mulch areas of your home with a product that will not only stop an immediate cricket infestation, but will continue to provide a barrier lasting up to 3 months.
- This plan includes service once per seasons to maintain the barrier around your home throughout the year, so it includes a year-round 100% guarantee.
- If crickets (or other covered pests) come back at any time during the year between scheduled treatments, simply give us a call and we will send out a technician to treat for them at no charge!
- In addition to crickets, our Pest Free Guarantee™ service also includes protection against many other insects such as: ants, wasps, millipedes, centipedes, earwigs, silverfish and many others, plus small rodents like mice.