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-Sometimes, crickets aren’t always music to our ears. There are over 900 identified cricket species, and they are often confused with the similar-looking grasshopper. You can tell the difference by looking at the wings, crickets fold their wings against the sides of their bodies where grasshoppers fold theirs high, almost like a tent, over their body. Common groups of crickets include: house and field crickets, ground crickets, tree crickets, camel crickets, Jerusalem crickets and mole crickets.
Most cricket species are not known to bite people. Some crickets, like the Jerusalem cricket, have powerful mandibles and may bite you if it is handled or feels threatened. These cricket bites are nothing more than a strong pinch and are not dangerous.
They are found under rocks and logs in wooded areas, pastures, and roadsides. Most species are active at night, which is when you usually hear them chirp. This chirping noise is produced by males rubbing their forewings together in order to attract females. The chirp differs from species to species so that individual crickets can identify their own members. Mating occurs in late summer, and eggs are laid in soil where they remain during the winter months. Eggs will hatch in late spring or early summer. The young crickets are called nymphs and look identical to fully matured crickets and even keep the same diet. The only true difference is that they are wingless. It takes around 90 days for these nymphs to reach adulthood. These insects are not picky eaters. The cricket feeds on any organic material, including insects and various plants. However, crickets are also the food source for other animals such as birds and mice. Crickets are considered pests for a variety of reasons. They sometimes find their way into homes, becoming a nuisance between their loud chirping and tendency to attack clothing and other fabrics throughout the house. In agriculture, crickets can be destructive. They eat crops and seeds, causing severe economic implications if not controlled.
Crickets can be an extremely annoying pest, swarming during your summer barbecues or getting into your home and being noisy.
Crickets can ruin not just your home but your health and happiness. You need someone you can trust to get rid of and control your Cricket infestation for good. If you think you have a Cricket problem call us today for a free quote.
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Learn More About Crickets Two Easy Ways To Identify A Cricket Infestation:
1.The most common way homeowners identify they have a cricket problem is by hearing them. Male crickets, attempting to attract mates, will rub their wings together making that familiar cricket noise.
2.Seeing crickets in your living space or in your yard.
Pests Commonly Confused with Crickets: Cockroaches might be mistaken for crickets due to similar size and color.
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