The change of season in Las Vegas is upon us and whether you live in Spring Valley or Seven Hills crickets can become a nuisance at this time of year. Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related 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.


They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. 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.


Crickets chirp at different rates depending on their species and the temperature of their environment. Most species chirp at higher rates the higher the temperature is -approximately 62 chirps a minute at 13°C in one common species; each species has its own rate.


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.


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