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How to get rid of crickets

You may know the sound of crickets all too well - the incessant chirping that happens at night and prevents you from sleeping soundly. These insects can sure be a pain. Besides, when many crickets infest a property, they can harm fabrics and paper products. Also, if you run a commercial property, customers who spot these little invaders may view your brand in a negative light. So, how can you get rid of crickets?

Although you can take steps on your own to eliminate crickets, you should turn to the professionals to control the problem when it becomes severe. Ehrlich knows how to get rid of crickets and is here to help. We can give you advice on how to make your home or business less attractive to these pests and administer treatment to eradicate them. We understand the habits of crickets and realize just how annoying they can be, and we will do everything within our means to ensure they are removed.

First, note that crickets have a tendency to remain at floor level. They are typically nocturnal. Here are some spots where they can hide:

  • Under fireplace inserts
  • Under couches
  • Garages
  • Holes in the wall
  • On top of your foundation

How to get rid of crickets in the house

Ehrlich is your local expert in all sorts of occasional invaders, such as crickets, and we can guide in excluding crickets from your property. If crickets have infested your home, we can apply treatment to areas where they are hiding, such as under baseboards and the attic.

We can also administer preventive treatment around the outside of the home. It’s a good idea to receive regular preventive treatments to keep crickets from becoming a problem.

Our treatment should resolve the cricket problem quickly, but if you continue to notice activity about a week after we have treated, let us know and we will return to take care of the issue. Depending on your area, we may also offer a pest-proofing service for your premises. Check to see if your local office provides this service. Additionally, house crickets are covered under Ehrlich’s pestfree365 program.

How to get rid of crickets in the basement

As moisture may be present in a basement, it can be a welcome place for crickets. Additionally, clutter such as tools and sporting goods offer these pests places to hide. To reduce the likelihood of crickets infesting your basement, put away clutter and try placing a dehumidifier in the basement. Still, if you already have a bad problem, do not worry - Ehrlich can implement treatment in the basement to get rid of crickets there.

Why do I have crickets in my house?

Crickets may infest your home in their search for water, food or shelter. Learn how to prevent an infestation. Here’s a checklist of steps to consider taking:

  • Trim high vegetation so crickets cannot use it as harborage.
  • Cut your lawn short.
  • Lessen the amount of standing water that’s on the ground around your home. Fill topsoil in places with standing water, and take any pet water dishes inside for the night.
  • Reduce clutter in your yard, such as lawn furniture and children’s toys, and piles of leaves.
  • Seal foundation cracks along with gaps under doors (and your garage door) so crickets cannot enter.
  • Ensure doors have weatherstripping.
  • Try to lessen how much lighting you use outside, because it can draw in adult crickets during the night.

How to get rid of camel crickets (cave crickets)

The camel cricket is one type of cricket you may encounter. Camel crickets, also known as cave crickets, are usually located in a damp place. They may come inside when it is dry and hot outdoors. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier to keep too much moisture from becoming a problem. Additionally, try to dry areas that are typically damp, such as crawlspaces. Closing cracks and crevices around your property may also help keep camel crickets out. If camel crickets have already entered, though, an Ehrlich specialist can apply treatment to the crawlspace to get rid of the issue.

Get rid of crickets with Ehrlich

The presence of crickets could damage the visitor experience at your home or the reputation of your business. Avoid a cricket infestation, be contacting Ehrlich to lend a hand with our cricket expertise. We can provide exterior applications to keep crickets out before they have a chance to get inside. When they have gained access, we will also provide a solution for the issue. Reach out to us at 888-984-0186 or contact us online to learn more today.

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