To hear people complain about a cricket infestation may not sound menacing, but the menace is in their sound. One night in an infested home will convince any doubters crickets do not belong indoors. Unlike some of the more frightening sounding pests that invade peoples’ homes, crickets aren’t destructive, don’t inject you with venom, generally don’t bite you with tiny sharp teeth (although they can) and don’t scurry around the floor spreading germs. What they do is quite literally drive an unfortunate homeowner crazy with the sounds they make. Crickets like to chirp…loudly and continuously.
Color: Gray or Brown
Size: 16 – 21mm (0.63 – 0.83?)
Crickets reside in and infest any place where a food supply such as crumbs and small food morsels exists. Restaurants and kitchens are favorite haunts for these aggravating invaders. At first glance – and first hearing — crickets resemble grasshoppers, but their annoying pitch is higher and they are oftentimes mistaken for spiders due to their strange appearance. It is only after astonishingly rapid jumping that homeowners realize they are dealing with a uniquely troublesome pest, one that has the ability to avoid capture before finding a safe, quiet place to unleash their maddening noise.
Threats Posed by Crickets in Las Vegas
Crickets aren’t considered a threat to the human body, they are a threat to the human mind. A cricket infestation of even one cacophonous cricket can ruin the peace of mind of anyone within hearing range, which can easily reverberate through most, if not all, of the rooms in a house. Females can lay up to 200 eggs at a time and if left undetected or untreated, cricket infestations can grow quickly into a major problem affecting both the serenity and daily living habits of a home’s occupants.
Crickets can readily find their way into your home much the same as any other household pests. Once one or more crickets are able to identify food sources and/or potential mating partners in close proximity, controlling and eliminating the bothersome bugs becomes more difficult with each passing day. The sooner a cricket infestation is discovered, the sooner a homeowner’s life will return to normal.
Crickets can pose unwanted problems for home or business owners as they establish their nests in hard to reach areas of a house or dwelling. The best way to eliminate noisy crickets from your peaceful life and prevent future problems is through professional help. At Western Exterminator, our pest control professionals resolve cricket infestations using a variety of different treatment techniques.