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Are Crickets In Frisco Harmful To Humans?

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House cricket crawling on a kitchen tile floor.

People often say that looks can be deceiving. This is very true, especially when it comes to pests. Multitudes of insects and creatures are small and seem harmless, but they’re not most of the time. Commonly, the concern is with the germs they often harbor, or their ability to transmit disease. Further, the majority of creepy crawlers can cause injury, ruin belongings, and wreck buildings. It may be hard to believe, but crickets aren’t excluded from this.

The risk level of having cricket populations around your Frisco home or businesses is higher than you might imagine. Getting indoors is easy for these jumping insects, and they nestle in spots that can’t be quickly accessed. To make matters worse, they rapidly procreate. Given these factors, crickets are difficult to get rid of. Learn more about the hazards, and how Adams Exterminating Company can help.

What Are the Dangers of Crickets?

House crickets, as you might imagine from their name, are the main subspecies invading human dwellings. Once they reach adulthood, their yellow-brown bodies are about 0.75 to 0.87 of an inch long. Among their features are lengthy antennas, three bands in the back of their heads, wings, and big hind legs. Their young are smaller and wingless.

Crickets are largely outdoor insects, but they will enter your home if they’re in desperate need of food or encounter uncomfortable weather. They’ll come through gaps in windows, doors, and foundations. You’ll probably find them near fireplaces and heaters, and in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Warmth and moisture are vital to their survival. Considering that they’ll feed on fellow bugs, having crickets suggests a general critter problem. These pests also consume pet chow, vegetables, fruit, and many other things like:

  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Upholstery
  • Curtains
  • Linens
  • Silk
  • Leather

Anything crickets touch or feast on will be tainted and have fecal marks surrounding it. This includes food and surfaces. The reason for this is that these bugs have bacteria all over their bodies and inside of their waste. The diseases they’re linked to aren’t fatal but can lead to painful sores and further worries. Should they bite you, it’s rare for the skin to be punctured. In addition to being a threat to your personal belongings and health, they will impede your sleep. To communicate with females for mating, males incessantly chirp at night.

What Are Ways to Prevent Crickets?

Part of why crickets are so prevalent in homes is that they are close by in the yard. Once more, they are outdoor bugs. They will chew on organic matter and gather under mulch, rocks, and logs. To make your land less appealing to these pests, do the following: 

  • Patch up holes in foundations, windows, and doors.  
  • Immediately repair any moisture complications, such as plumbing leaks. 
  • Use a dehumidifier to regulate both warmth and dampness.
  • Add covers to all exterior vents. 
  • Put food, peat meals, and trash in containers with airtight lids. 
  • Cut the grass and trim greenery on a routine basis. Remove organic debris.  
  • Sit plants, flowers, and woodpiles two feet or more from the property. 
  • Inspect packages, storage boxes, and outdoor furniture before bringing them inside.
  • Only use LED bulbs for outside lighting. They generate less heat and crickets can’t easily see the warm colors, like yellow and orange. 
  • Call Adams Exterminating Company if you have insects crickets eat.

How Will Adams Exterminating Company Handle Crickets?

The retail insecticides that homeowners rely on are often too toxic or weak. Not to mention, they are expensive. You can save time and money by reaching out to us at Adams Exterminating Company. Our highly trained technicians will thoroughly examine your property to locate crickets and their nests. They will use environmentally safe treatments that are fast-acting. Call us today at Adams Exterminating Company for a free estimate!

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