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Cricket control

Crickets’ chirping can quickly go from a soothing background noise to a maddening symphony that keeps you up at night. Having crickets in your home can be very aggravating and loud. While crickets are generally harmless to humans, they can cause damage to fabrics, paper, and organic materials by chewing on them, leaving behind small holes or tears.

If you suspect that you have crickets in your home, it's important to take action to address the problem. At Ehrlich, we offer professional cricket pest control services for house crickets, mole crickets, and more. Our trained technicians are equipped to identify the type of cricket infestation you have and provide effective cricket control solutions tailored to your needs.

Contact us today if you are interested in professional pest control for crickets.

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Signs of crickets in your home

Although crickets typically live outdoors, they may come into your home in search of food, water, or shelter. They thrive in dark, moist environments. If you suspect you have a cricket infestation, keep an eye out for the following signs:

  • Chirping - Male crickets are known for loud chirping, especially at night.
  • Droppings - Crickets can leave behind small, dark-colored droppings.
  • Damage to fabrics - Crickets may munch on cloth, paper, or organic materials, leaving behind small holes or tears.
  • Visible crickets - While it is common to spot a cricket in your home occasionally, multiple crickets could indicate a larger problem.

If you suspect any cricket infestations, it’s best to contact a cricket exterminator adequately equipped to tackle the problem. Ehrlich technicians are trained to provide effective cricket treatment and control methods to help keep your home protected.

Common types of crickets in the U.S.

Although there are many species of crickets, four types have been known to cause damage to properties. Understanding the characteristics and behavior of every kind of cricket can help you identify and get rid of crickets more effectively.

Camel crickets

Camel crickets have a humpback appearance and are often found in dark, moist places.

House crickets

House crickets are yellow and brown and can spend their entire life indoors.

Field crickets

Field crickets are black or dark brown and often found in fields or gardens.

Mole crickets

Mole crickets are experts at digging holes and tunnels.

How to get rid of crickets 

Female adult crickets can lay up to one hundred eggs a day, so it’s essential to deal with crickets promptly if you suspect you have a problem. Here are some things you can do to help remove crickets from your home.

  1. Seal up any cracks and gaps around doors, windows, and foundations. Crickets can enter your home through crawl spaces and other small openings, so sealing up any potential entry points is essential.
  2. Remove any standing water around your home. Crickets need moisture to survive, so eliminating any sources of standing water can help reduce their numbers.
  3. Use yellow lights instead of white lights. White lights can attract crickets, so using yellow or sodium vapor lights can help reduce their attraction to your property.
  4. Place sticky traps around your home. These can be effective in catching and reducing their numbers.
  5. Reducing clutter such as old cardboard boxes, plastic and paper bags, etc. These can serve as hiding spots for crickets.
  6. Consider a professional cricket exterminator. If you have large numbers of crickets, consulting with a professional specializing in cricket control services is best.
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Preventing crickets from coming back

Preventing crickets is the first line of defense. It's much easier to stop them from entering your home than deal with them once they've entered. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the chances of crickets infiltrating your property:

  1. Seal entry points - Crickets can enter your property through small cracks and gaps in doors, windows, foundations, and walls. Inspect your home thoroughly for potential entry points and seal them using caulk or weatherstripping.
  2. Install screens - Ensure windows, vents, and doors have tight-fitting screens without holes or tears to prevent potential entry points for crickets. 
  3. Keep your home clean - Crickets are attracted to dark and damp areas, so it’s important to keep your home clean and dry to help deter any crickets. 
  4. Maintain landscaping - Overgrown grass and vegetation can serve as a hiding spot for crickets, so keeping bushes, trees, and plants trimmed around your property is essential.
  5. Hire a professional cricket exterminator - Ehrlich technicians are trained and equipped to provide safe and effective cricket pest control services to keep you protected. 

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Frequently asked questions

Do crickets cause damage?

Crickets can damage fabrics, paper, and organic materials by chewing and leaving small holes or tears behind. Field crickets can cause damage to gardens and plants by chewing on plant roots, leaves, and stems.

Are crickets dangerous?

Although crickets can damage gardens or fabrics, they are not considered dangerous to humans. They are not known to bite, sting, or carry harmful diseases.

How much does a cricket exterminator cost?

Our cricket control services may vary in pricing determined by the size of the infestation, species, location, and property size. Call us today to learn more about our cricket treatment and control services.

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