Cricket Identification & Prevention


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What are crickets?

Crickets are unique-looking insects, and as the main characters of some children’s stories, are somewhat mystical. However, when crickets leave the pages of books and move into your yard and home, these annoying and difficult-to-control pests lose their charm in the blink of an eye!

Crickets are relatively easy to identify because of their long powerful hind legs and long thread-like antennae. They have a rounded head, an oval body that is slightly flattened from top to bottom, and wings that lie flat against their back. These insects are usually a yellowish-brown color.

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Are crickets dangerous?

Crickets aren’t the most dangerous pest to invade your yard or home, but they also aren’t harmless. They will chew through and damage food packaging, carpets, items made of fabrics, paper, and more. As they move around your home, they will stain surfaces and belongings with their excrement. Also, some crickets make a persistent chirping sound; when outside, this noise isn’t bothersome, but it can drive you mad in your home, especially because pinpointing the location of these pests can seem impossible!

Why do I have a cricket problem?

Crickets are a widespread pest problem in Texas. Their populations are the largest, and they are most active in the late summer and fall. When living outside, near our homes, it is easy for them to move inside through spaces they encounter in the exterior. Crickets move indoors searching for food, moisture, and, if it becomes necessary, warmth.

Where will I find crickets?

The cricket’s preferred habitat is anywhere that provides them with a dark, damp spot to hide during the day and plenty of access to food. Some favorite food sources of these scavengers include plants, leaves, fruit, vegetables, and rotting vegetation. 

Some places in our yards that meet the environmental needs of crickets are our gardens, flower beds, landscaping ties, areas under woodpiles, brush piles, and other yard debris.

If these pests find a way into your home, the most likely places will move to include crawl spaces, behind wall voids, and under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms.

How do I get rid of crickets?

Eliminate crickets with the help of the professionals at EcoArmor Pest Defense. We will help you rid your property of your home’s current cricket invaders and put into place the regular services needed to keep them from returning. We don’t believe in blanket pest control solutions; instead, we offer customized solutions to meet the needs of each of our customers.

Our seasonal pest control options give you protection against crickets and other area pests throughout the entire year! We believe in our services so much that we back them with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you live in McKinney, TX, or surrounding areas and want to learn more about our wide range of pest control options in McKinney, TX, including green options, reach out to us today! We’re here to help!

How can I prevent crickets in the future?

Protect your Texas home and property from crickets with the help of EcoArmor Pest Defense’s professional pest control services and our easy-to-implement prevention tips:

  • Avoid moisture problems by ensuring your yard has good drainage and gutters are free of debris and directing water away from the outside of your home. 
  • Repair damaged window screens and weather stripping.
  • Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
  • Rake back mulch and other debris from your home’s foundation.
  • Regularly vacuum your home to remove stray crumbs.
  • Remove clutter from storage areas in your home to reduce hiding spots.

Learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions in the Anna and McKinney, TX areas.

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