Weiser Crickets are generally known, and easily identified, by the loud chirping noise they make. This chirping sound is caused by the males rubbing their front wings together in an attempt to attract females. Crickets are 3/4 of an inch to 7/8 of an inch in size. They’re a yellowish-brown color and have 3 dark brown bands across their head. They have long, thin antenna that are usually longer than their body.
The easiest way to determine if you have a cricket infestation is by sound. Their chirping is usually a major giveaway of their presence. Crickets are nocturnal, so their chirping will often happen at night. Another sign of a cricket infestation is chewed fabric. Crickets will feed on cotton, wool, synthetic fibers and silk. They’re particularly fond of clothes that have been worn and contain sweat on them.
Weiser Crickets are attracted to dark, warm and moist areas. They’ll typically stay out of your house during the summer, and are more likely to move indoors during the winter. If you’re noticing crickets in your house you can remove them using a vacuum.
To prevent future infestations, reduce areas of moisture inside or around your home. Make sure any rooms prone to moisture buildup, such as basements or crawl spaces, are properly ventilated. Move woodpiles or leaf piles away from the side of your house, and make sure to keep your lawn mowed regularly. Look for any potential entry points and seal them up.
While Weiser crickets don’t cause any health concerns for humans, they can still be a major nuisance inside the home. From the loud chirping keeping you up at night to the potential damage they can cause to clothes, carpet and other fabric items in your home. Get Lost Pest Control is known for their knowledgeable technicians and their ability to get you an appointment quickly. If you’re having a problem with crickets, or any other pest, give them a call!