How To Keep Crickets Away From Your Las Vegas, NV Home

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There are few things as calming as sitting on the front porch of a farmhouse at night, listening to crickets, or at least this is true for many. What is interesting is what happens when a symphony becomes a solo performance. Where a thousand crickets are peaceful, one cricket playing all by its self is incredibly annoying. Things are made worse if they decide to play their song at 2 am inside your home. If you don’t want to find crickets in your Las Vegas home, here are some ways to keep them away.

Why Crickets Invade

Crickets break into homes for one of three reasons. The first is that something outside is threatening them, and they need a safe place to be. The second reason is that they are hungry and, when hunting for food (insects), their food happens to be indoors. Finally, crickets break into homes by accident while wandering around. Regardless of how these pests find their way indoors, one thing will almost always be true; if you find a single cricket chirping away inside your basement, chances are they have no clue about how to get back outside.

The Importance Of Keeping Things Clean

Crickets love two things, clutter to hide inside and insects to hunt. A dirty home provides these pests with both of these things. To keep pests away and clutter to a minimum, here is what we recommend you do. Start by making a habit of thoroughly cleaning your living areas at least once a week. This involves vacuuming floors, washing off countertops, and cleaning beneath large kitchen appliances. After this is done, do your best to minimize clutter. Do this in your living areas as well as in storage areas.

Some Ways To Seal Your Home’s Exterior

There are a few ways that crickets find their way into area homes. Most of the time, these pests crawl or hop through a gap, crack, or other opening located in a home’s exterior. To stop these bugs before they sneak into your living areas, try these simple exclusion tips.

  • Identify and fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation, as well as spacing around window/door frames.
  • Make sure your home’s window/door screens are damage-free.
  • Repair damage to weatherstripping.
  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors of your home.
  • Keep unscreened doors, and windows closed when they are not in use.

DIY vs. Professional Services

Although we are in the business of controlling pests, we try to inform our neighbors of ways to handle pests like crickets on their own. That said, DIY is not a perfect solution and takes a lot of effort to do correctly. Unless you have a reasonable amount of time on your hands and a fair amount of patience, we recommend looking at professional services. You might find that they are much more affordable than you think.

When To Call In A Professional

By choosing the experts at Anderson Pest Control, you are not just choosing a pest-free home. You are choosing a team of dedicated professionals that take more than just your safety against pests into consideration. We work long and hard to ensure our customers are well taken care of. From your first phone call to your final service visit, we will ensure all of your pest control needs are handled and handled effectively.

Contact us today to discuss your cricket control treatment options with one of our friendly service representatives and schedule a visit for your Las Vegas home.