There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House Crickets, Camel Crickets, Field Crickets. Crickets can be extremely annoying, but unless there are large numbers, they do little damage. They love to chew on anything especially clothing.
House Crickets live outdoors but may come inside in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, staying hidden during the day. They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to find them like hide & go seek.
Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket. Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns. However, they do make theirway inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.
Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces and basements, but also like any cool and damp area like under logs or stones.
CRICKET CONTROL MEASURES
When we are responsible for controlling a cricket population it typical requires a strategic pesticide application outside along the perimeter of your home as well as habitat modifications and exclusion. Sealing off cracks and crevices to keep them from entering homes and structures should be done as much as possible. We will provide you with a quote to handle the exclusion measures if recommended.
Southern Pest management prefers to stick with a Integrated Pest Management program, meaning we use adhere to ethical decisions with chemical applications. Our methodology is to apply only what is necessary to resolve the problem and not the maximum allowed according to the label.