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Cricket Infestations Is Why They Are One Of Nevada's Worst Pest#7 Worst Nevada Pest Are Cricket Infestations

Varieties of Crickets

  • House Cricket, Field Cricket, Camel Cricket, Tree Cricket, Ground Cricket, Jerusalem Cricket and Mole Cricket.

  • The house cricket, the field cricket and the camel are the pest which occasionally invade the home. They may injure clothes and other materials.

  • Crickets were introduced into the U.S. in the 18th century.

Physical Characteristics Of A Cricket

  • House and field crickets are 3/4 to 1 inch in length.

  • Jerusalem crickets may exceed 3 inches in length.

  • Crickets like warm climates and are usually found outdoors in moist areas. They do not survive long indoors.

  • They are attracted to light.

  • They make chirping sounds by rubbing front wings together to attract females.

  • The final development of wings and wing covers furnishes the means whereby the male cricket can produce his familiar chirping sound.

Feeding Habits Of A Cricket

  • During the day they seek cracks and crevices and forage at night for food.

  • They feed on vegetable or field crops, also on other insects, or other crickets.

  • They can do damage to fabric, leather and fur and are especially destructive to silk and woolens.

Reproduction By A Cricket

  • Crickets lay anywhere from 150 to 400 eggs at a time. Eggs take from 78 to 90 days to mature.

  • They usually produce one generation per year but occasionally two.

  • 95% over winter in the egg stage. These eggs hatch around May, although temperature is the main factor.

  • Newly hatched crickets can walk, run, and jump immediately after hatching.

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