Getting Rid of Crickets
Crickets are a nuisance and common pest in Texas. The most common cricket found in Texas is known as the black field cricket. Although they do not directly harm people, they do however attract a multitude of other predators. Furthermore, the damage that isn’t done to humans is instead done to their property. A cricket infestation can cause damage to carpets, fabrics, woods, and other common household materials, along with spreading bacteria. It is imperative to learn how to get rid of crickets in the house before major harm can be done to a property.
Known to spring up seasonally in Texas, crickets can be found more often in late summer and fall. They are nocturnal creatures, preferring dark, damp areas in which to live and reproduce. Furthermore, crickets are attracted to cooler temperatures and lights around homes. As they are very seasonal in their habits, they will often come into homes to escape the cold winters and can enter through small cracks or holes.
Preventing crickets from entering your home is one of the most important steps to help ensure a cricket infestation does not occur. The following steps are preventative measures that can be taken now:
- It is important to seal all parts of the home. This includes doors and windows that don’t fully seal and any cracks or holes in the outside of your home.
- Regularly clean throughout the entire home, disrupting as many locations as possible to prevent any eggs from fully hatching.
- Reduce the amount of dark, damp places in the home to make crickets less likely to want to remain.
- Remove any pet food or water left out to eliminated food and water sources.
- Using a preventative pest control treatment will help tamp down cricket infestations around your home or business.
- Set indoor cricket traps in cool and dark locations. This includes sheds, the garage, and under furniture that is not often disturbed.
- Use cricket bait to poison crickets, which kill them after ingesting the bait.
- Use sprays to dissuade crickets from entering your home. They also help to kill both the adults and eggs.
- Contact a pest control professional for treatment plans. They will help you through the entire pest control process, as well as assist you with any need along the way.
Calling a trained professional can be the key to preventing and stopping future cricket infestations. Knowing your pest problem is in the hands of an experienced pest professional helps to ensure your needs are met.
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