Let's Talk About Cricket Trouble In Las Vegas

cricket on kitchen counter

Crickets are loud and annoying pests that can keep you awake all night long. While their loud chirps can be particularly bothersome, some crickets are also known to destroy certain items inside and around your home. 

If you are struggling to keep the crickets around your home quiet and out of the way, Anderson Pest Control can help save the day. We provide high-quality pest control in Las Vegas. No matter how severe your cricket problem is, we can help you solve it. 

Characteristics Of Common Crickets

The house cricket is one of the most common types of crickets found in Las Vegas homes. These crickets can vary in color and size, but typically, they measure between ¾ of an inch to ⅞ of an inch long, with yellowish-brown bodies. They have six legs and two long antennae. Adult crickets have a pair of wings that lay flat on their back. Male crickets will rub their wings together to make the high-pitched chirping sound they are known for. 

The Problem Crickets Can Create On Your Property

In addition to being annoying, crickets can also be quite destructive. They are omnivores that have a diverse diet that usually consists of meats, fruits, and vegetables. If they are on your property, some of your personal items that they might snack on could include:

  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Cotten
  • Other types of clothing and bedding made out of blended materials
  • Fresh produce in your home
  • Fruits and vegetables that are in your garden
  • Plant leaves and roots

If crickets are able to come into your home, they may nibble on any clothing that is lying around. They are especially attracted to any unclean clothes that have dried perspiration on them. 

How Crickets Make Their Way Into Homes

Because crickets are so small, they are able to fit into small crevices and gaps around your home. During the summer months, crickets will stay outside most of the time. However, if water is scarce outdoors, they will come into your home to find moisture. Crickets love humid and dark areas. Once they gain entry into your home, they will try to find a dark place to hide during the day and come out to find food and water at night. 

One of the things that could put your home on a cricket's radar is light. If you have lights in your yard or leave your porch light on all night, it could attract crickets. Crickets also like to eat small bugs that are both dead and alive. If you have an uncontrolled insect infestation in your home, it could be another thing that draws crickets to your house. 

Total Cricket Control For Las Vegas Residents

Crickets will usually invade your home during the summer months, but they can be a problem any time of the year in Las Vegas. These nocturnal bugs can be difficult to eliminate on your own because they are able to stay quietly hidden during the daytime. If you are hearing the irritating chirping of crickets all night long, you may need the help of a professional home pest control technician.

At Anderson Pest Control, we have over 20 years of experience, and we know how to help you live a pest-free life. Our experienced pest control technicians will take the time to thoroughly inspect your property to not only find the crickets in your home but also find out how and why they are there. Our multi-step pest control plans will eliminate the crickets in your home and prevent future infestations. Give us a call today to get your free quote!