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Cricket Identification


What are crickets?

Crickets are insects that are well known for their chirping sounds, which are accomplished by the rubbing together of long hind legs and front wings. Only the male crickets can produce this noise. Field crickets tend to be nocturnal and are characterized by slightly flattened looking, light brown to dark brown bodies, and long antennae. Like all insects, their bodies are protected by an exoskeleton which is a tough outer casing or shell.

a cricket crawling on the floor of a home in souderton pennsylvania

Why do I have them?

When the outside temperature begins to drop, crickets begin to look for a place to shelter from the winter weather. They will move into homes and buildings where they have everything they need: food, warmth, moisture, and shelter. They are scavengers and their diet consists primarily of organic materials and may also include decaying plant matter and small seedlings. Once they begin to infest a property, they may damage clothing, fabric, furniture coverings, curtains, and even wallpaper.

Are crickets dangerous?

Although they can bite, it is very unusual for a cricket to actually puncture human skin. Crickets do however carry a significant number of diseases, which, although they have the ability to cause painful sores, are not fatal to humans. These numerous diseases can be spread through their bite, physical contact, or their feces.

How do I get rid of crickets?

Crickets can be difficult to control because of their elusive nature and their ability to hide in the smallest of cracks and crevices. A Moyer Service Professional™ can confirm the presence of crickets and recommend one of our three levels of service to help you get rid of crickets.

Can I do it myself?

Crickets are not a pest that most homeowners have much success eliminating on their own. Many do-it-yourself repellents and sprays to rid your property of crickets simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective. Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets, or plants.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families, or their employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.  

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent, so many of our customers choose one of our three comprehensive ongoing pest protection programs to ensure crickets stay out of their home or business.

Where does Moyer Pest Control service?

Moyer provides effective pest control services in Souderton, Lansdale, Earlington, and throughout the Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks and Montgomery counties as well as parts of the Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. Contact us today to learn more about the services available in your area!


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