Crickets. What A Joy.
Remember summertime as a kid? Playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark or capturing fireflies to keep in a jar all night? How about lying in the cool grass, gazing up at billions of stars. Do you remember, as the darkness deepened, hearing the chirp of that first cricket of the night? Wasn't it so peaceful to just lie there and listen to the crickets, joining in harmony, one by one, composing their musical score?
Now, fast forward to adulthood. You are snuggled into your soft, warm bed. It's getting late and you need to get up at 5 a.m. to go to a meeting. And you hear a chirp. But instead of having good memories of grass and stars and childhood, this chirp brings back memories of several sleepless nights. A cricket has found its way into your home and is driving you crazy!
Why do crickets come inside?
If you are hearing crickets in your home, the weather outside is probably not ideal for them. Crickets love dark, moist areas and usually are more than happy to stay outside. But, they squeeze in through gaps and cracks in your foundation or underneath doors if the weather is too hot, too cold, or too dry. Once they get inside, they will seek out moist, dark areas like basements, crawl spaces, closets and laundry rooms.
Are crickets dangerous?
Other than keeping you up all night and perhaps causing you to fall asleep at the wheel, crickets are not generally dangerous. They do not bite or sting, but they can do damage to your belongings. If they get into your home, they can chew large holes in fabrics, furniture, and clothing.
Is there a way to keep crickets out of your house?
There are several steps you, as a homeowner, can take to try to keep these noisy insects out of your home. Reducing moisture around your home, storing all firewood and other wood products away from your home and up off the ground, and removing piles of debris from your property, will go a long way toward discouraging crickets from coming near. Also sealing up any gaps and cracks in your home, drying out the inside of your home, and keeping clutter indoors down to a minimum will help as well. But if you are dealing with crickets that have already gotten in, then do-it-yourself cricket removal can be an exercise in futility.
It can be very difficult to find and remove all crickets hiding in your home. But for the experts here at Schendel Pest Services, eradicating crickets is not difficult at all. Not only can we get rid of those crickets that are keeping you up all night, we can effectively rid your home of all the other pests that have invaded it. AND, do all the work to protect your home from future invasions.
Contact Schendel Pest Services today--so you can keep those good memories of cricket sounds from your childhood. Life is just more peaceful when crickets are outside where they belong.