How To Keep Crickets Out Of Your Las Vegas Home
Crickets may have a soothing sound at night, but they can be problematic if they get into your home. Figuring out how to keep crickets out of your house can be difficult if you're not sure where to start. The experienced Las Vegas pest control professionals at Anver Pest Control are here to help.
Today we'll show you everything you need to know to identify crickets and how to get rid of crickets in your home.
Characteristics Of Common Crickets
Crickets can range in size from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long and vary in color from light brown to dark brown, depending on the species. They typically make a loud chirp at night by rubbing their wings together. For many homeowners, these noises can be relaxing, but cricket sounds can be disruptive if you're the type of person who likes silence when you're sleeping.
The Damage And Disruptions Crickets Can Cause In Your Home
Seeing a single cricket shouldn't be cause for alarm, but seeing more than one can indicate a full-blown infestation. And since crickets can damage your property, you'll want to deal with them as soon as you discover them.
But what types of damage and disruption can you expect? Most types of crickets can cause the following issues:
- Damaged clothing
- Damaged carpet
- Holes in fabric
- Interrupted sleep
Crickets don't carry diseases and are not known to bite or cause pain. But they can do damage to your property. That's why working with an experienced pest control team familiar with the different cricket species in Las Vegas is a good idea.
Four Easy And Effective Cricket Prevention Tips
Though crickets can easily enter your home, there are a few things you can do a few things to keep them out. Here are four easy and effective tips to help you prevent infestations and keep crickets from becoming a major problem:
- Crickets need water; if you have leaks in your plumbing, they'll happily use them as a water source. Inspect your plumbing several times a year and repair any leaks as soon as you find them.
- No matter what cricket species you have on your property, your pest control team can keep them from infesting your home. Schedule preventative appointments at least once each year.
- Crickets need to enter your home somewhere and always look for the path of least resistance. Inspect your home for cracks in the foundation, under and around doors and windows, and any other easy entry points. If you see any, repair them as soon as possible.
- Crickets thrive in areas with abundant plant life. The easiest way to prevent a cricket nest from becoming a major problem is to maintain your landscaping. Trim back bushes, mow your lawn, and move piles of wood away from the exterior of your home.
These preventative tips can help reduce your risk of a cricket infestation. However, they're no substitute for a professional cricket removal treatment. The best thing you can do is speak with your home pest control specialist to schedule a treatment.
Contact The Pros To Get Rid Of Crickets Fast!
If you're worried about crickets on your property, don't wait until they're a real problem that ends up costing you damage to your personal property. Instead, let the experts at Anver Pest Control help.
Our team understands what draws crickets to your yard and can help you create a plan to keep them from becoming a problem in the future. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.