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The Easiest Way To Keep Crickets Out Of Your Home

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One pest that could chase you out of your home in search of a quiet getaway is the local cricket. Without effective pest control, a cricket chirping might make you feel like you're losing your sanity.

Why Do Crickets Chirp So Much

When crickets chirp, it's all about the ladies! Since crickets are primarily active at night, their chirping often inconveniences those trying to get a restful night's sleep. What might be maddening to humans is simply sweet music to female crickets. The annoying cricket sound (chirping) humans hear is the beautiful love song males use to attract females. Their songs serenade the female cricket they are courting and warn competing males to stay away from the woman he's courting. Chirping doesn't come from a cricket's mouth but its wings. When males rub their front wings together, the sharp edges at the bottom of one wing rub against the file-like ridge on the opposite wing. This rubbing causes the mind-numbing chirping sound homeowners often find difficult to endure. Locating and stopping this courtship ritual can have homeowners chasing crickets all over the house with limited success. Miche Pest Control can take the hassle out of cricket removal with treatments that are safe for your family and effective.

How Crickets Make Their Way Into Homes

Crickets are small insects that only need tiny openings to access area homes. When temperatures at night begin to cool, crickets will seek warmer accommodations. Lights outside your home often lure them to your property. Doors and windows that are ill-fitting and have gaps and cracks can provide easy access to exploring crickets. Additionally, foundations and siding with cracks and crevices open a doorway into your home that crickets can easily pass through. Without effective prevention measures, crickets will quickly access your home. Once inside, crickets in the house often head to dark, warm areas to settle and serenade.

How To Effectively Prevent Cricket Infestations

Because of a cricket's size, prevention can be challenging. Homeowners can take some simple steps to effectively set up barriers to stop easy access to their homes.

Ways to deter crickets from entering homes include:

  • Use weatherstripping around windows and doors to seal gaps.
  • Seal all cracks, crevices, and holes in siding, foundations, and where wires and pipes come into your home.
  • Keep areas where crickets tend to congregate outside decluttered. Remove things like bricks, heavy vegetation, stones, and wood away from your home.
  • Install dehumidifiers in areas with high moisture.
  • Fix any drainage or plumbing issues inside/outside.

While installing prevention measures around your home is good, it's tough to find all the areas crickets use to access homes. Cricket identification and services that help eliminate invading crickets are more manageable with help from the pest technicians at Miche Pest Control.

Professional Cricket Control

Crickets are annoying and can ruin items in your home made of cotton, fur, silk, linen, or wool; it is wise to remove them quickly. At Miche Pest Control, we believe in performing "Pest Control the Right Way!" Our family-owned and operated company's mission is to provide consistent, excellent service at all times. We enjoy lending a helping hand to our first responders by offering special discounts to our active military, veterans, firefighters, paramedics, and police. Contact Miche Pest Control today to check out our professional pest control services, warranties, and guarantees.