What do field crickets look like?
- Size: 1/4 - 3/4 inch
- Color: Shiny black
- Body Structure: Stout body, long antennae, large "jumping" hind legs, spike-like ovipositor on female hind end
Characteristics of field crickets
Field cricket eggs spend the winter under soil, hatching in late spring or early summer. Field cricket nymphs develop into adults in about 90 days. Adult field crickets mate in late summer, lay eggs, and then die in the fall when the temperatures become too cold.
How do I get rid of field crickets?
If you've discovered field crickets in your home, contact Miller Pest & Termite for help getting rid of these nuisance pests. Our locally owned and operated pest control company offers effective pest control services in the Midwest that not only exterminate field crickets, but other house-infesting pests that are able to slip in. Reach out today to find out how we can help you solve your field cricket infestation.
How can I prevent a field cricket problem?
To prevent a centipede infestation in your home, our exterminators recommend implementing the following pest prevention tips:
- Seal cracks, gaps, and other holes in or around the foundation, siding, windows, and other potential openings
- Exterminate other insects in your home and around your property
- Clear away leaves, grass clippings, and other organic debris
- Address moisture issues inside the house
- Fix leaky pipes and other plumbing issues
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