Cricket Pest Control Sydney
A sign that summer has arrived is the sound of crickets singing in the evenings.
What are crickets?
Belonging to the grasshopper family, this small insect can be recognised by
- Their distinctive antennae (which in length are equal or sometimes longer than its body)
- Large, hind legs that allow the cricket to jump
Why do crickets chirp?
The sounds crickets make is created when male crickets rub their wings in tandem.
Crickets inside the house?
Whilst crickets are largely outdoor creatures, they are known to enter our homes by accident through doors and windows.
They can also enter homes through the cracks formed adjacent to windows or gaps under the doors.
Do crickets carry disease?
Unlike mosquitoes and fleas that carry diseases or cause damage property and belongings, crickets pose no direct health threats to humans.
At the most, crickets can be considered as an avoidable nuisance that can be effectively controlled through preventive measures.
Since they are outdoors based, cricket control can be achieved by targeting the exterior areas of homes before focusing on the interiors. Depending on the severity of infestation and its intensity you’ll have to explore chemical control.
How to get rid of crickets?
Preventive measures for controlling crickets in the outdoors include
- Removing weeds
- tall grass
- other debris lying in the premises.
- repair cracks at the edges of ground-level windows and gaps under doors.
- replace high-intensity lighting with low key lighting in the outdoor areas
- Switch off lights when not required.
- opt for yellow lights instead of neon or mercury vapour lights.
- Proper sanitation
Crickets cannot survive for too long nor are they capable of laying eggs, outside their natural habitats.
If crickets have infested the indoor areas of your home, start with drying out damp spots or moist areas with the help of a portable fan or dehumidifier.
Similarly, clear up clutter and empty the boxes, remove papers, and other objects that could double up as refuges for crickets.
Sticky traps can be set up to catch crickets by effectively disposing of them.
CRICKET PEST CONTROL SYDNEY
Crickets can cause sleepless nights with their all-night chirping.
Contact us for safe, environment-friendly options to rid the cricket infestation from your home and get back the sound sleep and smiles in your lives!