House Crickets

Brown House Cricket
HOUSE CRICKET QUICK ID:
Color: Yellowish brown with 3 dark cross bands on head
Legs: Six
Shape: Long
Winged Size: 3/4–7/8 inches
Other:
Antennae.
I NEED HELP NOW!

House crickets get their common name from the fact that they often enter houses where they can survive indefinitely. They are known for their loud chirp- ing which is caused by rubbing their front wings together to attract females.

House Crickets are strongly attracted to light.

House crickets are active at night and usually hide in dark warm places during the day.

Why they are a problem:

  • Outside, they feed on plants and dead or live insects, including other crickets.
  • Indoors, house crickets will eat mostly organic material but have been known to feast on fabric, eating large areas, leaving holes.
  • They are attracted to clothes soiled with perspiration.
  • House crickets may also attack paper, damage silk, woolens, fruits, and vegetables all kinds of foods, and even rubber.
  • Unless large numbers occur, cricket damage is usually minor.

Finding the SOLUTION:

  • HABITAT REDUCTION: Clean out covered window wells
  • MOISTURE REDUCTION

  • SEALING OF CRACKS AROUND YOUR HOME

  • CRAWL SPACE VENTS: Crickets enter through crawl space vents. If you don’t have a screen over it put one on...or call Royal Pest and we’ll do it for you

  • CALL ROYAL PEST SOLUTIONS.

  • Royal Pest will treat the exterior or your home with a granular GREEN, bait that will kill crickets outside

  • Royal will also treat the interior crawl space where crickets cluster

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