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When we have a warm, breezy night with low humidity, it is refreshing to open the windows and let fresh air waft through the house. It can be a treat going to bed with the windows open to allow the blowing wind to gently glide through the bedroom while you fall asleep to the outdoor sounds of the evening. However, one thing can disrupt an otherwise peaceful night; crickets. 


During the early evening hours, crickets chirping is not too annoying, but as the evening progresses, their noisemaking can become a problem if you want to sleep. If crickets are a problem at your Sugar Land home, or you are concerned about the damage that they may be causing, you need the Sugar Land pest control experts from All-Safe Pest & Termite. We've been silencing crickets on Sugar Land properties for almost forty years, and we can help you too.

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What Do Crickets Look Like?


It is common knowledge that cricket animals can jump. The back legs of crickets are created for jumping and can launch them a few feet in the air. Crickets in Sugar Land look like grasshoppers with a more rounded body. They have two sets of wings; the two forewings are stiff, while the hindwings enable some cricket species to fly short distances. 


Crickets in the house are usually camel (cave), house, or field crickets. House crickets possess light yellowish-brown 3/4 to 7/8 inch long bodies with antennae longer than their bodies. Due to its humpback look, the camel cricket has a brown body with light or dark brown spots. Unlike house crickets, camel crickets do not have wings and cannot fly. The body of field cricket is between 1/4 to 3/8 inches and is shiny black. 

Is It Dangerous To Have Crickets In My House?


Unlike some mosquitos, which transmit diseases, crickets in texas do not pose a danger to humans. Crickets in the house generate the following problems: chirping, fabric and clothing damage, and harm to houseplants. In the home, they feed on carpet, clothing, and curtains; wool, cotton, and synthetic materials all attract crickets. Cricket damage is apparent by pulled fabric threads or holes in upholstery and in plant stems shoots, or leaves.

Because crickets can keep you up at night, and damage materials and plants in your Sugar Land house, take action to get rid of crickets in the house by partnering with All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Why Do I Have Crickets In My Home?


Like all other insects, crickets enter homes searching for a favorable, moist environment. Before entering Sugar Land homes, crickets attracted them to the property for the following reasons:

  • Firewood against the structure
  • High moisture areas (basements, crawlspaces, and cellars)
  • Open garbage cans
  • High grass
  • High quantity of insects
  • Clutter in the yard, basement, or cellar

 

Crickets in the house mean these issues are present on the property, and there are entryways into your Sugar Land home. Seal openings into the structure, remove firewood away from the house, keep garbage cans sealed and elevated, mow the grass on a low setting, limit outdoor lighting to minimize bugs, and dehumidify the crawlspace, basement, or cellar.  

How Do I Get Rid Of Crickets In My House?


When you have crickets in the house, the best way to get rid of crickets is to call the professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite. We are the family-owned and operated pest control near you with qualified and experienced technicians. Built on referrals from happy clients, we have been serving Texas communities since 1984. Contact us, and set up an inspection. We will determine the cricket species in your Sugar Land home, develop a customized plan, help you with prevention tips, and eliminate your cricket problem. 

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