The most common species of cricket found in Oklahoma are the House Cricket. These noisy pests can grow in size from 3/4” and 7/8” in length, are yellowish brown with three bands going across the top of their head. Crickets have very strong large hind legs for jumping, with wings on both the male and female, and the male house cricket are known for their loud high-pitched sounds.
House crickets feed on clothing and fabrics and can cause considerable damage. They also eat other live insects, dead insects, and house plants. These pests live inside and outside of your home or property and are unpleasantly well known for the loud high-pitched sounds that the males create.
Are they dangerous?
Crickets are not a dangerous pest, they do not bite or sting, but they can be a damaging pest. They will chew large holes in fabrics, furniture, and clothing as they feed upon them.
House crickets are also a nuisance because they create a large amount noise when living in your home; the males make loud chirping sounds by rubbing their front wings together in order to attract females.
Why do I have a cricket problem?
Crickets generally live outside in dark moist areas, but will enter inside of homes when the weather becomes too cold, hot, or dry. Crickets will enter into homes through cracks in the foundation or underneath of doors. Once inside your home they live and hide in warm moist areas like in basements, crawl spaces, closets, and in laundry areas.
Can I treat crickets myself?
Do-it-yourself cricket control is not recommended; it can be difficult to find and treat all the crickets hiding in your home on your own. Also, pesticides that can be bought at big box stores are often ineffective and will end up costing you more in both time and money. They can also be dangerous for you, your family, pets, and plants to be around if they are not mixed, placed or used properly.
Also DIY pest control does not do anything to treat the root of your cricket problem-how and why they are entering into your home. Our Flea Master Pest Control Program will help you battle against a spider outbreak. Our advanced and current treatment for pest elimination is safe for you, your family and your pets.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how loud and annoying cricket infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control your problem. We have over 36 years of knowledge base in the pest solution control industry to give you a solution that fits your own needs.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.
During interior or exterior treatment of your targeted spider infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them. Plants are safe. We ask you to refrain pet contact for 30 minutes to one hour after treatment. After the chemicals have dried, it is safe for pets.
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on a cricket treatment and our maintenance program.
How can I prevent this in the future?
The best way to stop cricket infestations is to have an annual home or business pest control plan. In addition to a professional pest control plan there are steps you can take around your property to stop crickets.
- Minimize and reduce moisture areas including keeping clean gutters and make sure they are working properly. Also fix leaky pipes or fixtures in and around your home.
- Keep wood piles away from the exterior of your home, including piles of debris from your property.
- Seal or fix crevices or cracks on your home foundation or on exterior walls. Both will help to prevent house flies from making their way inside your home.
- Keep humidity levels low in your home, basement and laundry areas using de-humidifiers.
- Keep clutter to a minimum in and around your home, including
your basement and storage areas. This will minimize the areas which crickets like to call home.