For many people, the sound of crickets is often associated with fond memories formed during summer nights. While a cricket’s chirping can be comforting to some, it can also be a menace to others. The problem that comes with crickets is when they become too numerous and a very loud nuisance in your yard. Sometimes, crickets can even find their way into your home through gaps in torn window screens or doors. Once inside your home, they can be nearly impossible to catch on your own, and the last thing you want in your home is a cricket infestation!
Luckily for you, Nature’s Gate Pest Control in St. George, UT, can be of assistance to you and your home for any cricket problems. Whether you have a cricket infestation in your yard or a few crickets in your home, we’ll get the job done efficiently and quickly. When you hire us for your cricket issues, we’ll help your home and yard become cricket-free again.
There are several types of crickets that make St. George their home: cave (camel) crickets, field crickets, ground crickets, house crickets, tree crickets, mole crickets, and Jerusalem crickets. Their appearances range from browns to grays and blacks.
Cave crickets resemble a camel in two ways: their color and the hump-like growth on their back. Their antennae are often longer than their bodies. However, this type of cricket isn’t likely to cause you any sound problems because they can’t create the chirping noise with their back legs.
Field crickets are often a dark brown or black color with wings, and they are some of the most problematic types of crickets. Field crickets will eat just about anything, which can cause damage to your flowers, shrubs, and vegetable garden.
Ground crickets are a type of field cricket but are generally larger and louder than your typical field cricket. These types of crickets are scavengers and will also eat just about anything.
House crickets are a yellow-brown color and often smaller than an inch long. Like cave crickets, their antennae are often longer than their body. Some house crickets have wings while others do not. These crickets are particularly drawn to warm environments inside your home, especially areas with moisture.
Tree crickets are white or green and have transparent wings. Though tree crickets can benefit your yard since they will feed on aphids, a tree cricket infestation is unbearably noisy.
Mole crickets are a brown color and built for burrowing and digging with their thick bodies. Their front legs resemble a mole, which is where their name comes from. These crickets are rarely seen because they spend much of their time in underground tunnels, but they can become a nuisance.
Jerusalem crickets are a type of flightless cricket that spends much of their time underground like mole crickets. They can grow up to two or three inches and look more like a spider than an insect or cricket.
With the warm temperatures we have in St. George, cricket pest control becomes very important. Crickets seek habitats that are warm and dark, and they like to come inside when the temperature dips outside. They love making a home in kitchens, furnace rooms, and crevices behind baseboards, making them exceedingly difficult to trap. They usually find their way into homes through gardens and compost piles to find more plentiful food sources and protection from the weather.
Crickets don’t have a harmful bite for humans. But the waste they leave behind often contains disgusting and harmful bacteria like E. Coli, salmonella, and a variety of worms. Handling the waste of crickets can also cause rashes and sores to form on the hands and feet. And if they find their way into your food, ingesting cricket waste can make you incredibly sick. There is no doubt you want these pests out of your home in no time, especially if you have children and indoor pets.
Another problem with crickets is that they lay eggs at an alarming rate. While the cricket lifespan is relatively short (about 90 days), females can lay up to 100 eggs in their lifetime. These eggs, too, are concealed in tight spaces and can make infestations happen very quickly. Crickets can feed on just about everything in a home, including:
-Hung or cast-off clothing
-Discarded garbage and plant matter
Nature’s Gate Sustainable Pest Control specializes in getting rid of all sorts of pests safely and effectively. With cricket pest control specifically, we secure entry points such as doors and windows and use chemicals that are biodegradable and safe for families. Additionally, we use traps and equipment guaranteed to make crickets stay away permanently.
If you are plagued by crickets or other pests in St. George, Utah, or anywhere in the surrounding area, trust Nature’s Gate to take care of your problem for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our cricket control services. We’ll come inspect your property to determine the best course of action. You can also contact us through our contact page, and we will answer you promptly. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our process and tools. Let’s take care of your cricket problem today!