House Crickets

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What are house crickets?

There are around 900 species of crickets, but only one that can be found commonly invading homes around Delaware and its surrounding states: the house cricket. House crickets can be identified by their yellowish-brown bodies and the three distinguishable bands that go across their heads. Adult house crickets generally grow to be about seven-eighths of an inch in length and are known for their incredibly strong hind legs that allow them to jump up to three feet!

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Are house crickets dangerous?

The good news is that house crickets are not dangerous to people, meaning they don't bite, sting, or transmit harmful diseases. However, the bad news is that house crickets do pose a threat to fabrics, furniture, and clothing, as they feed on these items. Aside from these issues, crickets are considered nuisance pests.

Why do I have a house cricket problem?

Crickets prefer to live outdoors and will not usually invade homes and businesses. However, they may take advantage of the warmth and shelter that your property provides. These occasional invaders often enter through cracks or gaps in the external foundation or through the gaps underneath exterior doors.

Where are house crickets commonly found?

Despite their name, house crickets actually prefer to live outside. However, they will enter homes and other buildings when the weather outside becomes unfavorable. If crickets invade your property, they will look for warm, moist areas to hide in. Common areas they can be found include basements, crawl spaces, closets, and laundry areas.

How do I get rid of house crickets?

If crickets have invaded your home and are disturbing your sleep and whittling away your sanity, the best thing you can do is to call the pest control professionals at Green Pest Management. We understand the frustrations even a single cricket can cause, and we are in the business of freeing home and business owners from the stresses that all pests bring with them.

Give us a call for more information about how our commercial and residential pest control services can rid your property of house crickets. We offer free inspections and will work tirelessly to help you find a lasting solution.

How can I prevent house crickets in the future?

Keeping crickets out of your home can be a tricky thing, but there are some steps you can take to help keep them out:

  • Consider checking around the base of your property’s exterior foundation for any cracks or gaps crickets could use to get inside. Seal these areas using a high-quality caulk and a caulking gun.

  • If your doors do not already have door sweeps, consider having them installed.

  • Avoid store-bought pest control methods, as they can be dangerous to more than the pests themselves if used improperly

As always, if you are dealing with pests in your home, reach out to the professional exterminators here at Green Pest Management for assistance. We're always happy to help!