Are Crickets Dangerous?
Crickets are challenging to get rid of, and their chirping can be irritating, but they are not dangerous pests. They may cause some damage when inside by chewing holes in clothing, blankets, rugs, and more. They also damage potted houseplants. Another problem or danger associated with crickets is their presence draws other predatory insects to your property that feed on crickets. The more insects and arachnids live on your property, the more problems you will have.
Why Do I Have a Cricket Problem?
Crickets live happily outside when weather conditions are right, but if the weather becomes too hot and dry, they move inside, seeking a dark, damp environment in which to live. Things like tall grasses, bushes, flower beds, mulch, and trees in most of our yards are places where crickets feel comfortable and often call home. When crickets live near our homes, it makes it easy for them to find a way inside.
Where Will I Find Crickets?
Crickets typically move inside through spaces they find under basements doors, cracks in the foundation, or vents. After getting inside, they are usually found in the basement or on ground-level floors. Naturally humid areas of a house are most susceptible to crickets like kitchens, bathrooms, basements, crawlspaces, and utility rooms. They often seek refuge in cluttered areas, storage boxes, and folded blankets or stored clothing.
How Do I Get Rid of Crickets?
At BHB Pest Elimination, we offer a variety of pest control options that will meet the unique needs of any New York homeowner. Our professionals provide long-term pest solutions, getting rid of current problems with pests and stopping their return. We don’t “control” pests; our commitment to our customers is to eliminate pest problems! If you are dealing with a cricket problem in your New York or New Jersey home, reach out to BHB Pest Elimination today, we would be happy to partner with you and rid them from your property once and for all!
How Can I Prevent Crickets in the Future?
- Inspect boxes and other containers that have been outside before bringing them inside.
- Keep storage areas neat and organized.
- Cut dense shrubbery, tall grasses, and weeds away from the foundation of your home.
- Use a dehumidifier to keep the basement dry.
- Use vent fans to keep kitchens and bathrooms dry.
- Seal cracks in the foundation, install door sweeps under doors, and place covers over vents.