Crickets are usually yellowish brown ot black and can be are used as pet food and bait for fish. They can often be mistaken for grasshoppers. The easiest way to identify the two is that crickets fold their wings against their sides while grasshoppers fold theirs high over their bodies.
When trying to attract females, the males rub their front wings together, creating the loud chirping sound most people know them by. They mate late summer and as the weather cools, they begin to move inside houses and areas like sheds and garages.
Crickets are most active at night and can be quite loud depending on where they are and how many are there. While most crickets are not known to bite, some do if they are handled or feel threatened.
They are not picky eaters and feed on any organic material like insects and plants. If inside, they can eat things like clothing or carpet, causing you a headache.
In order to prevent pest from moving in your home, you should reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Like many other pests, sealing all points of entry, especially around windows and doors helps keep them out.
Our experts can do a free inspection to evaluate and recommend treatment if you are experiencing a cricket problem. We can set out sticky traps and, if necessary, take greater measures. Call today to schedule your free consultation.