Pest Guide: Crickets

What to Do if Your Home Has Crickets

If your home has crickets, preventing more from entering is important. To do this, you'll want to remove the factors that may have drawn them there. To start, you can do the following:

  • Clear away plants: Bushes, hedges, or ornamental plants that may be too close to your home can provide a habitat for crickets.
  • Seal entrances: Crickets can slip into your home through gaps between your doors, windows, and vents.
  • Switch your outdoor lighting: Bright white lights can attract crickets to your home, while dimmer yellow sodium lamps or LED lights are less noticeable.
  • Remove debris: Crickets love eating mulch, dead leaves, and other waste that may be too close to your home or rain gutters.

While you can do much to prevent crickets, if you have an infestation, a professional exterminator can help you fight it.

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Do I Need to Contact an Exterminator for Crickets?

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Crickets can be very difficult to remove on your own. They can hide in nooks and crannies and have a wide-ranging diet, making it difficult to deprive them of food. Crickets can also be a danger to humans, as they can bite and spread diseases through their feces. If your home has crickets, it's best to contact an exterminator.


Common Questions About Crickets

Crickets like to eat natural and synthetic fibers. They can easily chew through clothing or furniture. They're especially attracted to items soiled with food, such as dirty clothing or cardboard. If you notice any large holes in your clothing or furniture, you may have a cricket problem.

Crickets don't always make noise. They only chirp if they don't feel any floor vibrations. That means you can have an infestation that goes unnoticed for a long time, especially if your home has thin flooring.

Crickets can breed incredibly fast. Fertilized females can lay eggs for about two months of their nine-month life cycle. A female can lay 50-100 eggs in the right conditions every two or three days. That makes it essential to contact an exterminator when you find an infestation.

Tips for Preventing Crickets

  • Prepare your home and prevent them from coming inside.
  • Check for cracks around your basement, windows, and siding.
  • Seal cracks and crevices with concrete or weather resistant caulks.
  • Eliminate clutter in basements and garages.
  • Trim weeds and other foliage away from the exterior of the home.

How My Pest Pros Helps Eliminate Crickets

My Pest Pros has been protecting homes and businesses from crickets for over a decade. Our Pest Pros are trained on the best products and procedures for cricket control, prevention, and protection. We use effective methods in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland.

Many products will eliminate the problem but not the source of the problem. Our trained professionals deal with various cricket infestations. Their experience and expertise allow them to form an effective treatment plan. Our professional team not only eradicates current problems but also provides preventative care. With our protection plan, the tiny household invaders will be eradicated both now and in the future with regular treatment visits. These visits are effective at treating and preventing ant infestations.

For ultimate protection, our professionals will work with you to find a customized solution for your cricket problem, today and tomorrow.

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