Andover Cricket Control
While crickets are considered good luck by many people and are generally seen as a good insect to have around the house, they can cause problems if too many of them get into your home at once. The most common of these insects, the house cricket and the field cricket, do perform important jobs by eating insect pests and waste materials.
However, house crickets aren’t always welcome in your home. Not only do they chirp loudly after the sun goes down, they also damage fabrics as they search for food and moisture. In particular, wet clothing attracts these insects. They’ll also eat food if they can reach it. Field crickets eat wood, plastic fabrics and nylon and other materials.
Mole crickets are another type of insect that can cause substantial damage if they invade your home in large numbers. Although they’re most commonly found in the south, these crickets have now extended their range into the northern areas of the US. They do particular damage to lawns as they burrow under and eat root systems. This type of cricket rarely makes its way into your home.
If you’ve discovered an unusually large number of crickets in your home or you’re seeing signs of damage, you’ll need to find a way to control them. The best way to prevent cricket damage is by eliminating their access to your home. Removing weeds near your foundation in which they like to live and repairing cracks or crevices through which they can enter your home are two easy ways to keep them out.
You likely already have a cricket infestation when you start seeing damage to your furniture and clothing, or in your lawn in the case of mole crickets. We cano apply the strong chemicals that can eliminate the crickets that have already moved in and prevent others from moving in too. Many of the insecticides that control crickets, such as cyfluthrin, Acetamiprid or Bifenthrin, must be handled by a professional, licensed pest control representative. Give us a call if you have any cricket control needs in Massachusetts.
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