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How To Get Rid of a Cricket Infestation in Your Home

When you think of pests, crickets may not be the first things that come to mind. After all, we were all taught to love Jiminy Cricket! However, anyone who’s had these insects in their home, especially in closed-off spaces like walls, knows how annoying they can be — their constant chirp is enough to drive any homeowner crazy. Crickets are, thankfully, not harmful to humans or pets. Some cricket species bite, but this is very rare, and they do not spread diseases like other insects. However, crickets are very loud, and they can be tough to remove once they’ve settled in your home. The best way to deal with crickets in your home or walls is to contact a professional pest control company near you. They have tools and products available that can effectively help you deal with your cricket issue. At Fox Pest Control our expert exterminators help homeowners deal with crickets all the time. Call (855) 953-1976 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service.

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Do You Have Crickets in Your Walls?

At first glance, it might not be obvious where your troublesome crickets are holed up. Can crickets even live in walls? The answer is yes, crickets are sneaky pests because they can hide comfortably in your walls all winter. So how do you know if you have a cricket infestation? What signs point to a house cricket infestation problem? You may only know that you have an issue come spring, and you’ll need to act quickly at that point. 

Here’s how you can determine if you have a cricket infestation in your walls or home, watch out for signs of:

  • Frayed clothing or linens
  • Chirping sounds
  • Dark stains on clothing or linens
  • Stray crickets

Unlike other destructive pests that are silent like termites or ants, because of crickets’ distinctive chirp it’s fairly easy to tell if you’ve got a cricket infestation in your walls or home.

Which Crickets Will You Find?

Depending on your location, you may encounter a variety of cricket species in your home. These include the:

  • House Cricket
  • Mole Cricket
  • Camel Cricket
  • Field Cricket
  • Bush Cricket
  • Mormon Cricket

The cricket species you will most likely find in your home are house crickets. House crickets usually die off in cold weather — but remember, they’re sneaky!  They overwinter in their egg stage and hatch when the weather gets warm. Once you notice signs of a cricket infestation in your home, you may feel overwhelmed. 

Don’t worry. You still have time to fix the problem.

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Steps To Take When You Have a Cricket Infestation In Your Home

The best way to get rid of crickets in your walls is prevention to keep them from becoming an issue in the first place.

There are some steps you can take to try to prevent the presence of crickets in your home and avoid a cricket infestation.

  1. Check your home for any potential cracks in windowsills, doorways, or even the foundation where crickets could be making their way in.
  2. Crickets like the warm moist air inside houses so seal any cracks you discover crickets could be coming in through with caulking or spray foam where possible.
  3. Apply a bug spray insecticide along the windowsills and in the corners of your home to deter crickets from coming near.
  4. Set up glue traps in easy-to-hide areas they might be able to hide and that cannot be sealed fully.
  5. Clean up your yard, especially the areas closest to your home.

Following these steps should help you get rid of crickets in your walls. Occasionally even after doing all you can to prevent an infestation, determined crickets can still get inside. 

That’s when you know it’s time to take a step back and reset with professional pest control services. Fox Pest Control offers a comprehensive Home Protection Plan that is designed to target a variety of pests — including crickets.  By spraying the inside and outside of your home and employing the special use of granular baits and glue board traps (as our Associate Certified Entomologist, Jim Buick, recommends)  at the first visit and following with exterior sprays and optional interior services at no extra cost, Fox lays the groundwork to keep crickets out for good and to get rid of them in your walls and other hard to reach places in your home.

For even better results, start the home protection plan before the cold weather hits so your home will be protected if overwintering crickets hatch.

If you’re struggling to reclaim your home from crickets, call Fox Pest Control today at 855-953-1976, or send us an email to contact us.   

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