The Problems That Come With Crickets In Your Irvine Home

3/15/2021


a house cricket in a kitchen

Long-held beliefs and old clichés warn that it’s unwise to assume things. The reason being that you could be wrong about whatever you’ve concluded. There can be major consequences for being incorrect about pests in Irvine. People sometimes think that an insect or creature is harmless, when in actuality, it’s quite dangerous. They might presume innocence because the critter is cute and furry, commonplace, or doesn’t have a particular feature. For instance, folks would naturally be uneasy about a venomous species.
 
Crickets are often thought to be inoffensive and without risk, but this isn’t true. The jumping bugs multiply very fast and can nest in spots that are hard to get to. Thus, they are rather challenging to get rid of. Learn what the hazards are with crickets and how you can prevent them in Irvine with Malang Pest Control.

How Do Crickets Operate? What Are the Dangers?

House crickets, as you might guess, are seen the most in human dwellings. The yellow-brown insects have a trio of bands along their heads. Lengthy antennas, wings, and big hind legs are among their features. When fully developed, they are 0.75 to 0.87 of an inch long. Their smaller young have all the same physical characteristics, except for wings. Extreme temperatures and being low on food sources are what inspire crickets to penetrate domiciles. They will slip through openings in windows, doors, and foundations. Most likely, you’ll find them in basements, kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and heaters. Those spaces provide the warmth and moisture they’re drawn to. Pet food, fruit, and vegetables are some of what they’ll munch on. Crickets also consume other bugs, so their activity implies a larger pest problem. Additionally, they’ll eat:

  • Cotton
  • Leather
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Upholstery
  • Curtains
  • Linens

The aforementioned items are bound to be stained with excrement if crickets get to them. Even worse, these bugs can taint meals and surfaces with their waste. They also have affecting bacteria on their skin. If the critters don’t ruin your belongings or make you sick, they’ll keep you from sleeping with their incessant chirping. Males make these noises to communicate with females for mating.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Crickets?

When crickets are outdoors, they’ll be feasting on organic matter and nestling under logs, mulch, and rocks. Don’t count on them staying in nature though. Being in the yard, they’ll be too close to the coziness of your abode to resist it and they can pass through gaps of any size. To keep them from being on your land at all, take these actions:

  • Seal holes in foundations, windows, and doors
  • Resolve all leaks, and fixture and moisture malfunctions 
  • Use a dehumidifier in the basement to control dampness 
  • Add covers to all exterior vents 
  • Place food and trash in canisters that are secure 
  • Routinely trim grass and greenery, and get debris off the lawn
  • Set plants, flowers, and wood two feet away from your property
  • Inspect packages, storage boxes, and outdoor furniture before bringing them indoors 
  • Install LED lights for outdoor illumination. Crickets will have difficulty seeing the warmer colors, like yellow and orange. Also, LED lights don’t generate as much heat.

How Will Malang Pest Control Exterminate Crickets?

Malang Pest Control has successfully been in business for over a decade because we’ve set our standards high. We provide budget-friendly services that are customized and designed to eradicate the critter in question. Our experienced technicians will use organic or botanical treatments to end cricket populations on your property. This ensures the desired results, while keeping humans, pets, and vegetation safe. Plus, it will be gentle on the environment. You’ll get a free inspection when you call Malang Pest Control today, so don’t think twice! 




 

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