Know Your Enemy: Crickets
Crickets are nocturnal insects with somewhat round heads and bodies. They have long antennae and prominent hind legs. While crickets generally only live for 90 days, they can still cause a lot of problems. Because they prefer warmer temperatures, they may invade your home looking for warmth and shelter. These insects can be a nuisance, but, fortunately, they do not bite or sting humans. Instead, they eat things like paper or fabric, which can cause a lot of damage to your home. Finally, it’s important to know that crickets can spread diseases like e-coli or salmonella.
Not all crickets are the same! There are several types of crickets common in the United States, such as:
- House cricket
- Field cricket
- Mole cricket
- Camel or humpback cricket
Among the species listed above, house crickets or field crickets are the ones that you’ll most likely find in or around your property. If you spot crickets in your home, give us a call right away! We’ll be able to determine the extent of the infestation and provide solutions to keep your home safe from future infestations as well.
Treating Cricket Infestations
Have you ever tried to track down a cricket on your own? You can try following the sound, but because crickets go quiet when they feel threatened, it can be nearly impossible to use sound alone to track them. At Integrity Pest & Termite, we will do the hard work for you, locating the source of your infestation and providing solutions to get rid of crickets fast. In addition, we offer prevention measures to help keep crickets at bay for the long term.
Trustworthy Local Cricket Control Professionals
With nearly 20 years of experience under our belts, Integrity Pest & Termite is proud to provide top-quality cricket control services in El Paso. We love being able to help our neighbors tackle their pest problems. Ask about our free estimates when you call to schedule your appointment today!
If you have questions about our cricket control measures, please call (915) 900-6788 or contact us online today.