Crickets are annoying, especially at night. Crickets are hard to spot; their loud and incessant chirping helps us to identify them. Crickets destroy wallpaper and eat fabrics in furniture, drapes, and carpets. Their infestation can be avoided if you can locate these pests. Crickets are mostly found in the summer season; they prefer moist and warm climates. These nocturnal creatures thrive in dark, damp areas to reproduce. Furthermore, these insects are also attracted to bright lights around homes. They try to escape the cold winters and enter through small cracks. Crickets can jump up to 3 feet high and, thus, gain access into the house by jumping into vents, holes, openings around utility pipes, and cracks in door and window frames. They are found in secluded areas like basements and garages.
Preventing crickets from entering your home is the first step to stopping their infestation.
1) Try to keep the back and front yards clean and trimmed. Crickets hide during the day, so possibly filling up all the cracks and crevices in the outdoor areas will stop them from invading your home. Doors need strong weatherstripping around the sides to keep crickets from entering the house. Utility lines can be sealed with caulking and should be checked regularly. A vacuum can clean small spaces and make the rooms clean. Try to seal small crevices in the walls. Bright lights attract them; try to keep bright lights off when they are not in use. Use the curtains to keep your home uninvited from these unwanted pests. Lower-light or amber LED lights are designed not to attract crickets.
2) Crickets love to build their nests in tall grasses. Keep your garden plants trimmed, and your lawn should be mowed. Wood piles, mulch, and compost piles should be placed far away from your house. Woodpiles attract the crickets; these are their favorite hiding places. Make sure that the garbage cans are closed tightly and kept clean. A bad foul smell attracts crickets. Sprinkle the perimeter with borax or diatomaceous earth to kill crickets. Regularly clean the entire home, and seal all possible cracks and creaks in doors and windows.
3) Seal the holes in window screens and foundations, and cover all small areas where crickets like to hide. People use traps like molasses to kill them. You can use cricket bait to poison these pests. Chemical cricket bait is available in hardware stores; you can use them to kill them. Make sure your pets don’t go near the bait since it is toxic and can be harmful to pets. Try to keep the empty boxes and debris away from the walls. Spray the area thoroughly with chemicals to prevent crickets from entering your home. A dehumidifier keeps the damp areas dry and will force the crickets out of your home.
4) Preventative pest control services will bring down the cricket infestations around your home. Immediately contact a pest control professional for treatment. They are efficient enough through every pest control process. Their experience will assist you with all the necessary help.