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Cricket

Quick Facts

Size

Bodies can range up to 1 in (25 mm) long

Preferred Habitat

Where there is warmth and moisture. Typically outside during the warmer months and inside sheds and houses during the colder months.

Known Health Issues

They are not a know public heath risk, but can damage items like clothing and even carpeting.
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Crickets prefer to live anywhere warm and moist, which means outside during the summer months and inside sheds or houses when it starts to get cold. While crickets are not dangerous to humans and are not a known public health risk, they can cause damage to clothing and carpets once they have found their way inside a home. Crickets as pests are more a nuisance than anything. Their chirping sound, also known as stridulation, can be incredibly annoying when there is even a small infestation of crickets nearby.

There are around 900 species of crickets in the world. They can grow up to 1 in (25 mm) in length and have a black or brown body. Crickets feed on organic materials like decaying plant material, fungi and young plants. Treating a cricket infestation involves finding vulnerable areas in your home and treating areas that have rotting wood or sources of warmth and heat. Call us today for quick and professional pest control services.