Four Effortless Cricket-Prevention Tips For New Jersey Property Owners  

September 24, 2020

Everyone knows about common pests such as flies or mosquitoes, but few think of crickets when asked about annoying pests. That is, until crickets start chirping loudly inside the house! Interestingly, it’s only the males that produce the chirping sound since it’s their method of attracting females. Unfortunately, this pest is just as comfortable inside as they are out in your yard.

a house cricket crawling on a basement floor

The most common crickets to enter homes are house crickets. These crickets are light yellow-brown in color and have three dark crossbands on their heads. They are also fairly small only making it to 3/4 – 7/8 of an inch in length. Crickets are also known for their wings, which lie flat on the back when not in use.  

Are Crickets A Threat?

Like with any pests, the first question most people ask is: “Are they dangerous?” The good news is that crickets don’t pose a direct threat to humans. The bad news is that they are still a threat if left unchecked. The primary threat they pose is to your property. Crickets like to chew on nearly everything, which is why clothing, carpets, and areas covered in fabric are the most at risk.
When not in the house, crickets are known to frequent garbage dumps and other sources of trash. This is why they pose a direct threat to the health of humans. Their fondness for trash means they may accumulate pathogens and diseases, which can be transmitted if left unchecked. Ultimately, when it comes to cricket control, the best solution is the one that gets them out of the house quickly. The longer they remain, the more at risk your property and health will be.

Cricket Prevention Tips

By now, it’s likely you’re wondering how to go about ensuring cricket prevention so it’s one less problem you have to face. Fortunately, you’re in luck since we have collected some of the best cricket-prevention tips available:

  • Check the cracks: Since crickets are so small, they can fit into cracks, holes, and other weak points to get inside your house. If these locations are sealed, then it’s another barrier to entry working in your favor. 

  • De-clutter: Crickets like to hide, especially in the daytime when they are ready to sleep. By clearing your home of clutter and debris, you’re taking away their hiding places. This means they won’t want to stick around even if they do make it inside. 

  • Landscaping: Everything from storing woodpiles away from the home exterior to removing piles of grass and leaves can contribute to an environment that is less than appealing to crickets.

  • Boric Acid: This is a natural element that is safe for humans while deadly to insects. By placing this in areas near your home, you’re effectively putting down a deliberate barrier to entry they will run away from. This has the benefit of helping you with other insects, which makes it doubly effective.

Cricket Control From Amco Pest Solutions

A cricket infestation, like other pest infestations, threatens the wellbeing of your property and loved ones. That’s why our team at Amco Pest Solutions delivers high quality, effective pest control that will keep your family and pets safe and healthy.

To ensure our effectiveness in treating your cricket infestation, we approach with a three-phase method. First, we perform an inspection to ensure we’ve identified pests and where they’re located. Second, we begin our treatment to effectively take control of the property. Finally, we provide follow-up as needed to ensure you never have a problem again.

Are you ready to get some cricket control? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional pest control services. Or simply fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.

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