#7 Crickets

Seventh Worst Are Cricket Infestations

photo of cricketCrickets were introduced into the U.S. in the 18th century. There are a many 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.

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 wi

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.

Pest Management & Extermination

Most infestations of crickets can be controlled with the Ambush Pest Control's Residential Protection Plan. Please call 702-566-0667 for our latest pricing for these services. You'll find that we are one of the most cost efficient and economical pest control companies in the Las Vegas area.

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