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How To Get Rid Of Crickets In Your Maricopa Home

September 15, 2022 - Crickets

Are crickets keeping you up at night? If you have a population of these chirping pests on your Maricopa property – or even worse, inside your home, you'll want to find the quickest possible way to get them out and keep them from coming back. Pest control in Maricopa can help. Professional pest control technicians can help you develop a plan to eliminate crickets and keep them from coming back. Here are the answers to some common cricket questions, including how and why crickets chirp, what problems they cause beyond being annoying, how they get inside, and the easiest way to get crickets out of your Maricopa home.

How And Why Crickets Chirp 

Male crickets chirp by rubbing their forewings together. This behavior is called stridulation, and they do this call to attract female mates and repel other males. In nature, this can be soothing background noise, but in your home, it becomes obnoxiously loud and repetitive. This becomes an even more significant issue because crickets are primarily nocturnal and will continue to chirp throughout the night. The warmer the air, the more frequently crickets chirp.

Crickets In Your Home Can Be More Than Just Annoying 

If you've ever had a cricket make itself at home in your bedroom, you know how obnoxious these pests can be. However, crickets are more than just a nuisance. While crickets don't bite or spread disease, they do damage property. Outside, crickets feed on plants and insects, but when they stray inside, their diet shifts to fabrics leading to clothing damage and holes in upholstery and other items. Crickets also don't live for very long indoors, and dead crickets can pollute wells and create an unpleasant odor. Dead crickets can also attract other pests and lead to a larger infestation. 

How And Why Crickets Find Their Way Into Your Home 

Crickets in Maricopa enter homes the same way many pests do, through cracks and crevices in the exterior of our homes and foundations. All crickets are motivated by a search for moisture, and while some enter homes to escape the cold, others are looking to escape the heat. 

Regardless of the temperature they are seeking, you are likely to find crickets in basements, utility rooms, bathrooms, and other moisture-rich areas in your home. If you are looking for these pests, you'll want to start in areas where there is excess water.

The Stress-Free Way To Get Rid Of Crickets In Your Home 

The most stress-free approach to cricket control is to avoid them all together. You can do this by taking steps to prevent crickets, such as:

  • Store food in air-tight containers and clean up after meals and food preparation.
  • Use tight-fitting lids on trash cans.
  • Eliminate excess moisture by fixing leaks, maintaining drainage, and using dehumidifiers in poorly vented areas.
  • Change outdoor lighting to yellow lights or sodium vapor lights to avoid attracting crickets and other insects.
  • Seal cracks and crevices in your exterior walls and foundation, install weather stripping and door sweeps, and replace torn screens. 

These tips can help you avoid having crickets in your home, but if a population has already gotten inside, they won't be enough to eliminate it.

The stress-free way to eliminate cricket infestations in Maricopa is with help from the pest control experts at Loveall Pest Control. Our highly-trained technicians will inspect, treat, and follow up with services on your property to get rid of crickets and keep them from coming back. Call or connect with us online today to schedule your first visit. 

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