Orange County House Crickets
Have you been noticing holes in any fabrics lately? Late night chirping sounds coming from indoors? You may have house crickets living with you! Consult with Preferred Pest Control today and come up with the best solution to get rid of house crickets in Southern California.
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House Cricket Facts
The house cricket is yellow-brown in color, ranges from about 3/4″ – 7/8″ in size, has six legs, and a pair of antennae on its head. As you’ve probably guessed, the house cricket gets its name from the fact that they enter your home in an attempt to make it their own. As for the chirping sound a cricket makes, you’re probably well aware of what that sounds like if you live in Orange County. Their chirping noise is caused by the rubbing of their front wings together in hopes to attract a mate.
House crickets are most active at night as they are nocturnal by nature. Their diet typically includes plants and other insects outdoors (even other crickets). When indoors, crickets are attracted to fabrics — especially those with sweat on them. Bright lights are another attracter to the house cricket which is why they are commonly found by light poles or on house walls at night.
Preventing House Crickets
If it’s warm outdoors, crickets usually live outside but in colder months they sometimes seek shelter and the cozy carpeted floors of your home start looking very appealing to them. Some signs that you might have a house cricket infestation include damaged/roughened carpet fibers (which they feed on), and holes in other fabrics like clothing.
Take some of the following tips by Preferred Pest Control into consideration if you find yourself plagued with a house cricket infestation. Like many insects, the house cricket is also attracted to moisture so keep your home well ventilated maybe introduce a dehumidifier in some areas of the home. Keep your outdoor yard neat by mowing and weeding regularly and keeping clutter at an absolute minimum and away from the structure of your home. Your outdoor lighting may be attracting bugs so consider switching your bulbs to warm-colored LED bulbs that will not only reduce the amount of insects coming to your font or back door, but will be better for the environment as well! Finally, thoroughly inspect your home for any cracks in windows and door frames that might serve as an entrance for the house cricket.
If your house cricket problem is too much for you to deal with yourself, don’t be afraid to give Preferred Pest Control a call. We have cricket experts who specialize in house cricket extermination. Our exterminators will inspect your home and make a customized plan to eliminate the house crickets currently in your home and educate you on the best way to keep your home cricket free in the future!
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- Huntington Beach
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