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Cricket (Grylloidea)

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Crickets in Arizona

Believe it or not, cricket pest control is an important part of protecting your home and family in the Greater Phoenix Valley.

That’s because crickets are the #1 favorite food of black widows and scorpions! Homes with crickets will ATTRACT the more dangerous pests!

One of the biggest giveaways of a cricket infestation, is cricket excrement which appears as piles of black sandy looking pellets. Often residents mistake piles of cricket poop as termites. Don’t let crickets build up around your home and yard… Call the experts at Responsible Pest Control today!

During hot summer months crickets usually live outside, but as the weather starts cooling off they like to find shelter inside homes.

Natural cricket control

There are two main types of crickets throughout the Greater Phoenix Valley…. House Crickets and Field Crickets. Both of these species are attracted to electric lights and moisture around homes.

  • Reduce moisture around your home and yard.
  • Keep lawns trimmed low.
  • Keep plant beds free of weeds, and bushes trimmed AWAY from your home {make sure trees and bushes do not contact home.}
  • Eliminate wood or piles of debris {like dead leaves or organic material} around your home and yard.
  • Seal entry areas around windows and door frames with a good silicone caulk.
  • Make sure all exterior doors have tight fitting door sweeps or replace old worn out door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Make sure all windows are properly screened and caulked.
  • Have your home treated on a bimonthly Pest Control program!