Having unwanted pests in your East or West Florida home can be a troublesome nuisance. When you spot a cricket in your kitchen or bedroom, it is easy to pass it off as a one-time occurrence. However, crickets are one of the most common house pests in Florida, and they have a tendency to infest more homes than you would think. At Palm Coast Pest Control, we proudly offer Top Rated Local® pest services, including insect control for crickets. If you are concerned that you have an infestation in your home, call us at 1-800-819-7378 today or request your free pest inspection online now.
Common Types of Crickets in Florida
While there are many types of crickets in our beautiful state, there are five species in particular that are more prevalent than others:
- House crickets. This species is yellowish-brown in color and has three dark brown bands on their heads.
- Field crickets. The most common cricket in Florida, these black insects are between .5 and 1.5 inches long.
- Ground crickets. These crickets may be reddish-brown or black in color and are only around .5 inches long.
- Mole crickets. Measuring 1 to 2 inches long, this species is light to dark brown and has a unique appearance with large black eyes and shovel-like front legs.
- Camel crickets. These brown crickets get their name from their humped back and measure between .5 and 1.5 inches long.
Signs of a Cricket Infestation
Have you noticed any of the following signs of a cricket infestation in your home?
- Noise. Male house crickets produce that well-known chirp, and this noise may be intensified at night.
- Sightings. Crickets love to hang out in warm places, as well as near trash bins and soft goods.
- Damage. Crickets feed on soft goods, leaving them looking unraveled. Their droppings may also leave stains.
If you have noticed any of these warning signs, call us right away for insect pest control.
Are Crickets Dangerous?
Although house crickets can bite, they usually are not strong enough to break the skin. The real danger of these pests is related to the diseases and parasites that they can carry, such as E. coli and salmonella. Crickets can also cause flu-like symptoms when humans come into contact with infected droppings. They love to chew through leaves, causing damage to indoor and outdoor foliage, and will even eat clothing, bedding, and wallpaper.
Effective Cricket and Insect Pest Control
Are you ready to put an end to your cricket infestation once and for all? Let Palm Coast Pest Control handle the problem for you. We have more than 25 years of experience exterminating unwanted pests in residential and commercial property, and we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate of our insect pest control services. Contact us today to get started!
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