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Answering Tucson's Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cricket Control

July 15, 2022 - Crickets

Tucson is a great place to live. The primary concern of most people that live here is dealing with the extreme heat during the hotter months of the year. In addition to the scorching heat, Tucson residents frequently run into problems caused by the abundance of invasive pests throughout the city. Crickets are one of the most frequent and problematic of the various pests that make their way into Tucson homes and businesses. 

What Does A Tucson Cricket Look Like? 

The first step in dealing with an infestation of any kind is identifying the pest that is causing the problems. Luckily, crickets are relatively easy to identify due to both their appearance and the unique sounds that they make. Crickets can be an intimidating pest due to their relatively large size; these pests can grow to up to two inches in length. The coloration of crickets varies, although they are typically colored dark shades of brown or black. Crickets are primarily a nuisance pest; they will cause disturbance and frustration but do not typically spread disease. These pests are most active at night time and usually enter homes in search of shelter. 

How Do Crickets Make Noise? 

Most people are familiar with the loud sounds that crickets make when they enter and infest a home, as it can often lead to many sleepless nights. This loud and unique sound, called a cricket chirp, is typically done only by male crickets. Crickets make this sound when they scrape their wings together in a process called stridulation. They use this cricket chirp both to attract female mates as well as to drive off other male crickets. 

Will Crickets Mess Up My Furniture If They Get Inside? 

While crickets are much more of a nuisance pest than a health or safety threat, an infestation of these pests will still cause frustration and potential property damage. The dietary habits of crickets include virtually anything edible that they can find, including human and animal feces and other dead insects. One of the main concerns for homes with a cricket infestation is the possibility of these pests damaging furniture. Crickets will commonly bite and tear furniture in the home, particularly furniture that is food-stained, to consume any edible material or substances in the fabric. While crickets crawl across your furniture in search of food, they will also drop piles of feces which will stain and further damage the furniture in your home.

To protect your home and belongings from these invasive pests, you can use practical prevention methods such as: 

  • Keep your home at a cool temperature. Crickets are attracted to warm temperatures and typically cannot survive in temperatures below seventy degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Routinely inspect your property and seal any cracks. These are common entry points for crickets. 
  • Placing cricket repellant products or plants in affected areas of your home. 

For more information on how to safeguard your home from these troublesome pests, Reach out to the professionals at Preventative Pest Control

How Can I Get Rid Of The Crickets If I Can't Find Them? 

Practicing cricket and general pest prevention techniques in your home and on your property effectively makes your home a less appealing target and reduces the chance of an infestation. Despite your best efforts, however, infestations can still occur. If they do, you will require professional pest control services to get rid of crickets and make sure they don’t return. 

Preventative Pest Control, a local Tucson pest control specialist, has been serving the communities of Tucson and the surrounding areas for over twenty years by keeping homes and businesses safe and pest free. Our team of highly trained and certified pest technicians has experience in dealing with crickets and the variety of other invasive pests that invade properties across Tucson. Call us today if you are dealing with a cricket problem. We will work with you to create a customized pest control plan that fits your specific situation. We offer no-obligation inspections and guarantee satisfaction with our services and a pest-free home or business. 

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