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How To Get A Quiet Night's Sleep Despite The Crickets In New Castle

July 25, 2022

 

Across the U.S., more than 100 various species of crickets currently exist. The house cricket (Acheta Domesticus) is among the most prevalent species found in residential settings that will move indoors. The house cricket has a body length between ¾ and 7/8 of an inch, six legs, wings, and antennae. The species generally appears in shades of yellow, tan, or brown and has three distinctive dark bands on its head.
 
In nature, crickets will consume various small insects, other crickets, and various plant materials. Crickets prefer warmth and will most likely travel indoors as the colder months approach. Crickets are also drawn to many types of lighting and often congregate near light poles and other exterior light sources.
 
Can crickets hurt you? Crickets pose a very minimal risk to human health and represent a type of nuisance pest. Once indoors, a hungry cricket might feed on certain types of material, including linen, cotton, or silk, especially when any of these fabrics contain perspiration or food particles. A few less-common species, such as camel crickets, may consume paper materials.
 
Are you wondering how do I get rid of crickets in my house? An experienced New Castle pest control expert knows the best practices for limiting the presence of crickets and what repels crickets from the area.

Do Crickets Fly?

Some species of crickets, including the house cricket and the similar field cricket, are equipped with wings and demonstrate capable flying abilities. Many other types, such as camel crickets and Jerusalem crickets, do not have wings and rely on their strong rear legs for jumping and running.

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Why Do Crickets Chirp?

Male crickets create high-pitched sounds as part of their mating ritual that attracts females, particularly when temperatures exceed 80 degrees. Crickets will also produce these sounds as a means of notifying others that a potential threat is near. They create the sound when the cricket rubs their legs against their wings. 

Why Are Crickets Making Noise At Night?

Are you wondering why do crickets make that noise? Only male crickets generate the chirping noise. Most types of crickets are nocturnal creatures and remain most active after dark. They typically generate the sounds at night rather than during the day when their many predators are most active. 

What Can I Do To Remove The Crickets Hiding In My House?

The majority of homeowners that attempt to oust crickets themselves experience minimal success. Many property owners will conduct detailed web searches seeking viable home remedies for eliminating crickets, which commonly prove to be ineffective. Others will visit local home improvement retailers who sell a variety of do-it-yourself products that are marketed as “safe and simple” solutions to pest control problems.
 
Many of the mass-marketed options today, including bug sprays, types of traps, or specialty granular formulas, will create very limited results with only short-term benefits. Additionally, some of these retail products could contain harsh chemicals that adversely impact the air quality or might generate potentially harmful interactions with cleaning products or other materials that exist on the property.
 
The best solution for dealing with pest-related problems is to speak with an experienced pest extermination company that understands the available treatment options. The professionals use a much more comprehensive approach that evaluates the property—both inside and outside. 
 
The local cricket control specialists with Moyer Pest Control have completed industry-leading initial training that ensures their proficiency. We also participate in ongoing educational opportunities and explore the latest products and treatment methods endorsed by the National Pest Management Association and other industry leaders and advocates for eco-friendly operations. Contact our office today regarding an onsite property visit from one of our experienced technicians. 

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