Unlike some other common household pests, crickets are relatively harmless. They won’t damage your home or spread disease, but they can ruin your fabrics and keep you up at night. Crickets are known for their nocturnal chirping, so you could be losing sleep. Keep reading to learn more about crickets and how to get them out of your house.
Crickets enjoy warm, moist environments, which is why they can be drawn to homes. They tend to prefer places news kitchens and fireplaces and enjoy natural materials like mulch and woodpiles. They may enter the home looking for food and shelter.
Once they are in the home, they will gravitate towards fabrics and pick at loose fibers. This can damage clothing and furniture and they may also leave droppings. They typically live for 8-10 weeks, so you will want to take action once you notice signs of house crickets.
Create a Natural Trap
You may be able to get rid of crickets in your home by using natural bait and trap. Simply fill a bowl with a few spoonfuls of molasses and add water till the bowl is about halfway full. The crickets will climb into the bowl to try and eat the molasses and end up drowning in the water.
Glue traps are another relatively easy way to trap crickets. Once they land on the sticky paper, you can remove them from the home. There are also other pesticides and chemicals that can effectively kill crickets, but homeowners should be cautious when using these products since they can also be harmful to humans
Ultimately, the safest and most effective way to rid your home of crickets is to call a pest control professional. At PMi Pest Management, we offer a full range of affordable and effective pest control treatments. Call today for a free consultation.