Camel Crickets prefer damp or humid conditions. They are one of several species in the U.S.. Conditions dictate whether they live outdoors or indoors. These crickets don’t have wings to fly and, surprisingly, don’t chirp.
Get Rid of Crickets
Cave crickets are often found in caves, as their name indicates. Around homes, they seek damp retreats. This drives them indoors during dry weather. A thorough inspection of your home is recommended to ensure no water leaks.
House crickets are a common indoor pests. They often enter homes for water or when the weather cools. These insects reproduce in great numbers and are known by the males chirp during courting. Baits are effective controls.
Mole crickets spend much of their lives underground. They come to the grounds surface at night to feed on roots. Females lay eggs in the spring. Soil penetrating insecticides and baits are the best control method.
The chirping sounds made by crickets are males rubbing front wings to attract females. Not all are able to chirp, though. Females sense the sound via receptors on their legs. Males often live in the same place for life.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.