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Fort Worth Homeowners' Complete Cricket Prevention Guide

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Crickets are common critters you will find in yards and around gardens. Although crickets in Texas are not always considered a pest, they can become one if they get inside.

If you are interested in pest control in Fort Worth, you should keep reading to learn what to do about crickets.

What Crickets Look Like In Fort Worth

Depending on the species, crickets on your property may vary in size and color, but the general physical features of this pest are long antennae, wings, and six legs. Crickets are known for their long and powerful back legs that allow them to jump, and although they have wings, only some species fly. The chirping sound male crickets make is created by rubbing their wings together. 

The Damage And Disruptions Crickets Can Cause In Your Home

Crickets aren't usually the first pest that comes to mind for Fort Worth residents. Rarely are they more than a nuisance with their chirping, but sometimes, they can live on a property in excess or even get inside. When this happens, they can cause problems such as:

  • Crickets can damage items made of organic materials. These materials include cotton, silk, linen, or wool—things around your home that can be damaged are carpets, furniture, clothing, and more.
  • They spread pathogens like E. coli and salmonella. Crickets can also cause painful sores and rashes on the skin that contact with their feces.
  • Although crickets can bite, most do not have strong enough mouthparts to break through the skin.
  • Excessive chirping can lead to insomnia, which often creates other health concerns, including stress and changes in appetite.

While these damages and disruptions caused by crickets might not seem that bad compared to other pests that infest homes, they can become worse as the infestation grows.

Four Easy And Effective Cricket Prevention Tips

If you are tired of crickets or worried about them becoming a problem, there are four easy and practical steps you can implement around your property. These tips are:

  1. Reduce Entry Points: Seal cracks in the foundation and exterior walls, install screens on all windows and doors, and fill gaps around door and window frames. Because crickets are nocturnal and are attracted to light, you should also keep outdoor lights off at night.
  2. Keep Your Yard Maintained: Remove excess foliage, keep the grass trimmed, and remove other organic debris. It would be best to inspect potted plants before bringing them inside.
  3. Perform Regular Cleaning: Vacuum regularly and keep your home organized and free of clutter.
  4. Reduce Moisture: Check for proper ventilation, and use dehumidifiers in areas of high humidity like bathrooms, kitchens, garages, basements, and crawlspaces. Keeping gutters and downspouts clear is another way to prevent water buildup.

While these tips will help deter this pest, they won't get rid of crickets. To get rid of crickets, it is best to contact pest control experts for assistance.

Contact The Pest Experts For Total Cricket Control

Contact the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite for assistance with crickets in Texas. Crickets are covered by pests under our residential pest control options. We offer our Safe Select Pest Control Plan and our Protection Plus Pest & Termite Control Plan so you can stay protected year-round.

No matter what plan you choose, you can expect excellent customer service and results from the inspection to the follow-up. Contact us today at All-Safe Pest & Termite for more information about how we treat crickets and pest control in Fort Worth.

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