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CRICKETS BECOME A NUISANCE AT THE CHANGE OF SEASONS

Crickets

CRICKETS BECOME A NUISANCE AT THE CHANGE OF SEASONS

 

The Las Vegas Valley is ready for a change in seasons and with this change crickets can become a nuisance at this time of year. Crickets are part of the Gryllidae family and a distant relative to grasshoppers.

 

Crickets are common all over the world - they tend to go indoors during dry weather conditions and the Las Vegas Valley is certainly arid.   When inside the home crickets can drive you crazy when trying to capture it with the loud chirp it is known for. Crickets have a wide variety of species, look different than one another and are found in an array of locations. They eat numerous things and are also prey to many, including people.

 

Crickets have two antennae, six jointed legs and a three-part body. Some species also have wings. A cricket's body is encased in an exoskeleton, which is hard. They breathe through holes located on the sides of their bodies and hear through an eardrum on their front legs. Crickets vary in color from brown to black and have the ability to jump nearly three feet in the air.

 

There are more than 900 species of crickets. They tend to be nocturnal and are often confused with grasshoppers because they have a similar body structure including jumping hind legs. Crickets are not harmful to humans.

 

Outside they live in wells, woodpiles and mulch.  If they do get into the home they tend to like basements, utility rooms, garages and crawl spaces.  When inside they like to eat fabrics like curtains or clothing which makes them a nuisance pest.

 

They will stay indoors because of dry conditions outside so it is important to reduce the moisture areas.  Keep all rooms well ventilated and the wood piles outside should be kept at least 20 feet away from the house.

 

If you think you have a cricket infestation contact a licensed pest professional.

 

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs.  Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

 

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