Crickets Are A Common Problem
A lot of people enjoy the sounds of crickets chirping and frogs croaking when they are falling asleep at night. But having those crickets inside your home chirping all the time is a major nuisance. Not to mention they can cause other problems besides auditory irritation. During the winter months crickets will try to find their way inside your home where it is warmer, food is ample and there are not natural predators, besides the house cat. Preventing these crickets from getting inside your home in the first place is your first line of defense. Your second line of defense would be to call an exterminator at Anteater Exterminating! And let us handle the problem for you!
Preventing Crickets In Your Home
Moisture, moisture, moisture. Crickets just like a lot of other insects like moisture. So maintaining the level of moisture inside and around the perimeter of your home is a great start to preventing crickets from coming in. Stacks of wood just outside the house that get rained on are a great place for crickets to nest. Checking on leaks and other high moisture areas is important as well. Fixing leaking pipes and improper ventilation can be a major factor in avoiding crickets. And don’t forget to seal up small gaps in doors and windows; crickets are small and can fit through vint tiny spaces. Screen doors and windows are a great help with this.
Damage From Crickets
As far as pests go, crickets are probably the least harmful. But they can cause some serious issues if left untreated. As these insects are omnivores which means they eat plants and meat, as well as a third category, fabric. That’s right, crickets will eat holes through your clothes and upholstery and any other fabric material they can get ahold of. Crickets are not known to bite people but they do carry Salmonella and E.coli in their waste which can be if they come in contact with your food or water sources.
And similar to a lot of other insects with a short life span, crickets can reproduce very quickly. One female cricket can lay 100 eggs in her lifetime and her lifetime only being 2-3 months can mean a lot of crickets ina very short amount of time. The more crickets, the more difficult the problem is to control. Calling Anteater Exterminating at the first sight, or sound, of crickets is going to be your best defense and prevention against these pests.
Trying to locate where the crickets are coming from can be a difficult task but at Anteater Exterminating our professional technicians are experts at locating and exterminating all of the crickets. Preventing them from returning can also be done by our technicians as we offer routine pest control maintenance for all of our Phoenix residents. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse because with a large amount of crickets creates a large food supply for predators like scorpions. And then you will have a real serious problem on your hands.
Phoenix Residents Choice For Cricket Control
At Anteater Exterminating we take pride in providing excellent pest control service to all of our local Phoenix residents. We understand that no one wants their everyday life disturbed by insects and rodents and birds. That’s why our expert technicians are here to help. With the proper training and experience our team can and will gladly take care of any pest problem that you might have. Don’t wait, give us a call today. Our 5 star customer satisfaction rating guarantees you will be happy with the results!