House crickets will attack paper, damage silk, woolens, fruits, and vegetables, all kinds of foods, and even rubber. However, unless large numbers are present, such damage is usually minor.
Field crickets prefer to live outside, feeding on plants, but will come inside if food sources dry up or there or unfavorable extremes in temperatures. Field crickets are often attracted to lighted areas at night. Thus, problems with crickets can be lessened by turning off these lights during periods when crickets are numerous, or at least manipulating lights so the crickets are less bothersome.
Two Easy Ways To Identify A Cricket Infestation
The most common way homeowners identify they have a cricket problem is by hearing them. Male crickets, attempting to attract mates, will rub their wings together making that familiar cricket noise.
Seeing crickets in your living space or in your yard.
What Do Crickets Look Like?
House crickets measure between 3/4 and 7/8-inch in length. They are light, yellowish-brown in color and exhibit three dark bands atop their heads.
Field crickets are brown or black in color and can grow to measure more than one inch in length.
How Do You Get Crickets?
Crickets will enter your house for the same reason you do; seeking food and shelter.
Reasons To Treat Your Cricket Problem Immediately
Crickets can damage silk, woolens, paper, fruits and vegetables.
Crickets will keep you up at night with their incessant noise.
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