Everyone knows the sound of crickets chirping at night. Especially in summer. They might not be considered a pest in their natural habitat, but if they invade your home they can be a nuisance. Having one make its way inside might not be too much of a concern, but if you notice more and more appearing you may have an infestation. That’s where our cricket extermination service comes in. House crickets are the most common cricket species you’ll see. They often enter homes, where they can survive indefinitely.
They are yellow/brownish in colour with three dark cross bands on their heads. Bush crickets, field crickets, mole crickets and camel crickets are also extremely common in Australia. Crickets have relatively powerful jaws, and several species have been known to bite humans. Loud cricket chirping can be very annoying, especially over long periods of time. If you want to sleep soundly at night, call Rebel Pest Professionals for effective cricket extermination.
Signs of a Cricket Infestation
The most obvious sign of a cricket infestation is the presence of crickets in the home. They are drawn to warm, moist environments.
This is a “calling song” made by the males rubbing their legs together to attract the attention of females. Since they’re nocturnal, this sound is often heard at night.
A cricket’s bite is usually less than 1mm wide, so you probably won’t notice any damage unless you’re looking through a magnifying glass.
How To Prevent Crickets
If your cricket problem is advanced and there are simply too many field crickets around your property, we suggest that you attack them with an aggressive pest management program using the best materials.
Don’t waste your time with over the counter sprays. You may kill a few but you will be confronted with new populations every month or two.
The best way to prevent crickets is to eliminate potential harbourage outside the building. Avoid keeping wood, rocks and plants on the ground close to foundations. Store firewood and lumber off the ground.
Crickets nest in tall grass, so keep your lawn trimmed.
Clean up piles of leaves
Rake and remove piles of leaves and other debris in the yard.
Install bug lights
Crickets, like other insects, are attracted to bright lights. Use yellow “bug” bulbs in outdoor lighting to limit the amount of bright light in your garden. Switch off lights when you’re not using them.
Seal your home
Seal any exterior holes and cracks and replace broken screens to prevent crickets from coming inside your home.
Provide adequate ventilation in crawl spaces, basements, cellars, bathrooms and other moist environments in the home.