How Bad Is It To Have Crickets In My Phoenix Home?

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When you think of a cricket, you may not immediately think of it as a common household pest. You'd be right in the sense that they're not exactly commonly found invading homes, but they can indeed become quite the nuisance if they manage to get a foothold. Cricket sounds can be a relaxing bit of white noise when you're out camping, but it's a decidedly unwelcome addition to the ambiance of your home. Besides being a general annoyance, these occasional invaders can also cause some relatively significant property damage since they can eat fabrics. The larger the infestation, the more damage there will be, and these pests can grow to large populations surprisingly quickly. If you've spotted crickets in your home, you've come to the right place. Read up on the best means of cricket pest control in Phoenix here.

What Do Crickets Look Like?

There are several different types of crickets common to our area, but the ones we're concerned with are aptly named House Crickets. These tiny nocturnal insects grow to be about 3/4 of an inch long, bearing a dark yellow-brown color scheme with three distinctive darker bands on the back of its head. Their wings lie flat against their backs, and they can use them to propel themselves short distances.

Are Crickets Dangerous?

If you're spotting crickets in your house, you can expect a lot of irritation, anxiety, and property damage. Although these noisy insects aren't directly harmful to humans– they don't bite, nor do they spread disease– they can be an overwhelming nuisance, especially in large numbers. Besides having to put up with these bugs jumping around and chirping all the time, you'll also notice your carpets, upholstered furniture, and clothing start to gather holes. Crickets eat the fibers of most fabrics, so to save your favorite sweater, you should seek to remove these irritating insects as soon as possible.

How Do I Get Rid Of Crickets? 

Whether there's a noisy cricket nest in your backyard or they've already moved inside, there are a few things you can do to treat the problem. You can start by vacuuming up any crickets or their eggs that you spot around your property. If the bugs seem to stubbornly stick around, consider contacting the professionals for a comprehensive treatment plan. The experts at Overson Pest Control can take care of everything– swiftly identifying the issue and solving it just as fast. Of course, the best form of pest control is prevention, and we've got you covered there as well.

How Do I Prevent Crickets Coming Inside In The Future?

The fastest and most effective way to get rid of crickets in your house is to partner with the certified professionals at Overton Pest Control– but how do you keep them from coming back? These pests tend to prefer the outdoors, but they can sometimes become attracted to people's homes due to the warmth and shelter they provide during the colder months. Another attraction factor for these pests is excess moisture. With all this in mind, here are a few specific tips you can follow for effective cricket prevention:

  • Keep your yard well-trimmed and clutter-free.
  • Eliminate excess moisture and humidity wherever possible.
  • Install door sweeps and bug screens.
  • Seal cracks, crevices, and holes around your home with caulk.
  • Invest in adequate ventilation for attics, crawlspace, and basements.
  • Turn off outdoor lights at night.
  • Partner with the professionals at Overton Pest Control for ongoing guidance.

Our team of pest control experts can not only fight off any current infestation but provide ongoing treatment plans to prevent future problems. Call now to schedule your inspection and find out what Overton Pest Control can do for you.