Cricket Facts

If you find that you have a large number of crickets in your home or garden, contact your local Virginia Beach BioGuard Pest Control Professional. These seemingly harmless outdoor insects will come indoors in overly wet or cold
weather, and they carry as many germs and allergens as cockroaches.

The feces of crickets, can create severe allergic reactions and even asthma. They
carry salmonella and E. coli, and even though they are insects, they also have worms. These worms are
excreted in their feces. Sores and painful rashes can break out if you come in contact with the feces or
body parts. They also have very powerful jaws, and many species will bite.

Most species of female crickets will lay as many as 200 eggs every fall. The eggs will hatch in the spring.
However, some species of crickets lay eggs year-round. These crickets will lay eggs twice a month, all
year. They are omnivorous, meaning they will eat anything – including human food. They will thrive in
rooms where children or pets leave crumbs in the carpet or bed.

Your Virginia Beach pest control professional will want to treat both inside and outside your home, if you have a cricket infestation.
This is because crickets prefer living outdoors, but will move indoors in cold weather or extremely wet
weather. He will inspect your garden to discover harborage for crickets, and treat those areas. Repeat
treatments are sometimes necessary due to the breeding habits of crickets.

Crickets are yellowish-brown and about one-inch long, House crickets are heard more often than they
are seen, as they are very reclusive. The males make a distinctive chirping sound, especially in the dark.
If you hear a cricket indoors, there are probably many more crickets around. You just won’t hear them
because the females rarely chirp. They are happy to be outside, but will stray toward warm interiors.
They eat just about anything and can bite if captured.

To get rid of crickets in your home and on your property, call your local Virginia Beach pest control professionals at BioGuard.