Are The Crickets In Las Vegas Driving You Crazy?

a house cricket crawling on a kitchen floor

Home and business owners should always take pest control in Las Vegas seriously. Multiple species are able to ruin structures or individual items. In addition, they could trigger illnesses because of the germs they have. Some critters can hurt you with bites, stings, or scratches. Crickets, for instance, are more perilous than people realize.

Crickets are represented in entertainment media as a symbol of good fortune or thoughtfulness. In some parts of the world, they are viewed as a delightful delicacy to be coated in chocolate. Despite all of this, they shouldn’t be tolerated. These bugs aren’t just annoying and loud; they’re destructive. It’s tough to get rid of crickets too. They’ll quickly enter buildings and procreate. Learn how you can control crickets with Anderson Pest Control.

Why Are The Crickets In Las Vegas So Loud?

Cricket noises are one of the main things folks complain about when they have an infestation. These pests can be so disruptive, you won’t be able to sleep peacefully. Chirping is how males connect with females for mating. Unfortunately, cricket noise is inevitable if they’re around.  

How Do Crickets Get Inside Homes?

House crickets have the name they do because they are common in domiciles. Once they’ve matured, they’re yellow-brown and 0.75 to 0.87 of an inch long. In the back of their heads are three stripes. They have two antennas, large wings, and hind legs. Of course, their young are tinier and wingless.

Typical entryways for crickets are gaps in foundations, doors, and windows. Being inside your residence will be an objective for these bugs if they are low on food or the weather is uncomfortable. Cricket nests are likely to be in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and similar because the pests are attracted to warmth and moisture. You can expect to see them near heaters, fireplaces, sinks, and other utilities. Considering their consumption of other critters, cricket invasions suggest a greater issue.

They also eat pet fare, fruit, vegetables, and: 

  • Cotton
  • Curtains
  • Linens
  • Leather
  • Silk
  • Upholstery
  • Wool

In regard to human health, anything can be tainted by cricket droppings. This is especially true for food and surfaces. The feces, urine, and saliva of these bugs contain bacterial cells. Even without this, they have microbes on their skin. Crickets, nor cricket droppings, cause fatalities, but there are links to various medical conditions. Sores from their bites will be painful, but won’t create punctures.

Five Cricket Prevention Tips for Las Vegas Residents

Commercial cricket killer products and “do it yourself” potions are costly and can be toxic. Generally, they don't have the level of effectiveness needed to end infestations. If you want to deter these bugs, start with your property exteriors. Crickets flourish around mulch, nibble on organic matter, and hide under logs and rocks.

Utilize these five tips: 

  1. Do Repairs: Close up holes in foundations and utilities, and have moisture breakdowns fixed. Attach covers to outer vents.
  2. Control Warmth And Moisture: Use a dehumidifier.
  3. Have Proper Storage: Put food, pet meals, and trash in airtight canisters.
  4. Maintain the Yard: Cut the grass, trim the greenery, remove debris, and distance plants and wood from the property. Examine boxes and outdoor furniture prior to carrying them indoors. Use LED bulbs for outdoor lighting since crickets can’t spot warmer colors.
  5. Contact Anderson Pest Control: We’ll exterminate critters that crickets go after.

The Best Way To Prevent Cricket Infestations 

The industrial-grade treatments we have at Anderson Pest Control won’t fail you like cricket killers from stores. Our granular baits, silicon exclusion seals, odorless products, glue boards, and more are completely safe. Call today for a free quote to get rid of crickets!