The distinctive chirp of crickets can signify a warm summer evening in the Coachella Valley, but indoors, crickets become a pest. While crickets are harmless to people, they can quickly become a nuisance in your home. They leave behind droppings that are dark and crumblike. Crickets can jump very high, and can get into your home or business through torn window screens or through doors.
Crickets are approximately 1 inch in length and vary in color from light yellow, tan, dark brown, and black. A cricket’s head, thorax and abdomen are clearly defined. They have six legs and two antennae. These antennae make a cricket distinguishable from a grasshopper. Most crickets have wings, though some species do not.
Crickets are omnivorous and eat mostly plants and insects. However, once inside your home they can also feed on clothing, paper, food, carpet, upholster, and houseplants. Crickets are nocturnal, and will typically spend their days in dark, humid places.
To keep crickets out of your home or business, ensure that cracks and gaps around doors and windows are sealed. Crickets can breed and become an issue if they’re not dealt with quickly. Call Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today and let us remove crickets from your home or business.
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