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While Dallas, Texas, might be known for its vibrant city life, it has many different neighborhoods and business districts. Whether setting up a business, looking for a family-friendly community, a swanky apartment or townhome setting, or a more charming, quiet property, Dallas can supply it all. Wherever you choose to work or rest, one insect that frequently likes to visit is the local cricket. Without pest control in Dallas, this annoying pest may become more than just a nuisance.

field cricket in leaves

What Is A Cricket?

Crickets are nocturnal insects that commonly get stuck in properties. In Dallas, two common varieties are frequent invaders – field crickets and camel crickets. Black (sometimes brown or red) field crickets are perhaps the most common visitor in local homes, measuring 1/2 to 1 inch long. Another occasional cricket invader is the camel cricket; these dark to light brown crickets are larger, measuring 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. Crickets are known for their long threadlike antennae, large hind legs, wings, and chirping. The camel cricket is a bit different from the field cricket in that it has a hump on its back, is wingless, and doesn't chirp. Whether you find field or camel crickets inside your property, both bring more problems to your property than just their nuisance value.

The Problems Crickets Can Create On Your Property

The most well-known problem with crickets in Dallas is their chirping. Male field crickets rub their wings together when they want to serenade a female they're trying to impress, causing people to lose concentration, experience a lack of sleep, and become irritable (especially if it takes a while to serenade the ladies). While this is annoying, crickets also cause other problems inside properties. Cricket bites are rare and harmless, but cricket droppings can contaminate foods. Another problem most people are unaware of is the damage crickets can inflict on our belongings.

 

Crickets can damage the following:

  • Fabrics/Clothing
  • Wall coverings
  • Drapes
  • Carpets

Crickets are not the innocent insects most people believe them to be; they can cause serious issues around properties. To ensure cricket populations around your property don't get out of control, it's always best to get professional advice and services from a local pest control company like All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Ways To Deter Crickets Easily In Dallas

Property owners aren't without resources when it comes to cricket prevention. With some easy steps, you can implement deterrents that will help discourage crickets from entering their buildings.

 

Some simple cricket deterrents include:

  • Ensure exterior lights are turned off or use yellow/sodium vapor bulbs.
  • Eliminate easy cricket hiding places outdoors (piles of bricks, leaves, stones, wood, and thick vegetation near your building).
  • Repair drainage issues in lawns.
  • Repair plumbing leaks and use dehumidifiers in high-moisture areas.
  • Caulk or use weatherstripping to seal cracks, crevices, and gaps around doors and windows.

Even the best attempts at getting rid of crickets sometimes fail. When your prevention measures disappoint, the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite are just a phone call away.

 

Total Cricket Control For Dallas Residents

 

The best way to obtain total cricket control in Dallas is with help from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our family-run business has provided residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area with professional, friendly home pest control services for over 30 years. Knowing that all pest problems are not created equal, we offer our valued customers personalized services that address your needs. Call the pest professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite today for a free estimate for total cricket and pest control services.

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