Trusted Cricket Pest Control By Midstate Pest Control
Since 1953, Midstate Termite and Pest Control in Cookeville, TN has helped homeowners prevent crickets from invading their homes. Crickets aren’t considered a severe threat. However, finding one in your home can make you feel uneasy. Crickets are nocturnal insects, so you can often hear them chirping at night. If one is in your home, then it may cause you to miss out on some sleep, but they can also destroy your property. At Midstate Termite and Pest Control, we can eliminate the crickets in your home and prevent them from entering. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation.
What Is the Cricket’s Life Cycle?
Cricket eggs begin to hatch in the spring. The tiny nymphs that emerge will eat a lot and molt eight more times in a month and a half. Once fully grown, the male cricket will search for a mate. To attract a female, the male will sing and dance. The songs of many males can be heard on fall evenings. They produce the song by rubbing their front wings together. Once a female approaches a male, he will move back and forth in a courtship dance. After mating, a female cricket looks for damp soil to lay her eggs, which is why you get crickets in a damp crawlspace. She will lay about 50 eggs at a time and over 400 eggs in her short life.
What Are the Most Common Crickets in Tennessee?
Our team has the knowledge and experience to handle any type of cricket infestation in your home. As a locally-owned business, we don’t just serve clients in the area. Our technicians are a part of the community, so we know the unique pest control challenges that homeowners in Cookeville, TN face. There are three common types of crickets in Cookeville, TN:
- House Cricket
- Cave Cricket
- Camel Cricket
How Did I Get Crickets In My Home?
As cold weather approaches, the crickets look for shelter in homes and sheds, seeking the moisture and warmth they provide. When the conditions are right, they may invade your home through unsealed cracks in your home’s foundation or around doors and windows. They are often attracted to electric light in large numbers (sometimes by the thousands) and rest on vertical surfaces such as house walls and light poles.
Signs of a House Cricket Infestation
Inside of your home, crickets will feed on fabrics such as carpets, curtains, and clothing. While feeding, they can damage your items by leaving small holes and unraveling thread. Crickets will also leave behind droppings that can stain surfaces and the cloth they are eating. To prevent crickets from entering your home, ensure that foundation cracks are adequately sealed. If you have an infestation, it can be challenging to eliminate it without the help of a professional crew.
Experienced Cricket Control Specialists
At Midstate Termite and Pest Control, we have decades of experience helping homeowners in Cookeville and Crossville, TN. Our team of certified professionals implements a proven methodology to uncover entryways crickets and other insects may use to enter your home. Our treatment plans are thorough and effective, so you can feel confident that you’re not sharing your home with anything that bites or stings. For the best protection against invasive pests, choose our No Bugs Pest Protection Program. Our team will come out every quarter to check on your home, inspect for infestation and reset bait stations if necessary. Get started with your free consultation today.