How to Get Rid of Crickets in Your Denville NJ Home; Cricket Pest Control & Prevention Tips

Crickets are pesky critters that always seems to have a knack for getting into unreachable places; and grate on your sense of hearing with their high pitch noises. They have plagued mankind for centuries. There are over 900 species of crickets. Some of the species commonly found in New Jersey include field crickets, house crickets, mole crickets and camel crickets. Crickets can be found nearly everywhere including fields, forests, caves, meadows and rocky terrain as well as in close quarters with people.

Merlin’s Pest Control would like to share some interesting facts about crickets.

– Where most of the locals in Northern New Jersey find crickets to be a nuisance, crickets are a sign of good luck in many cultures across the globe. In the past, a lot of citizens in China had crickets as pets. Despite the vast species among the crickets, due to habitat loss, a few species in the cricket family are on the endangered species list.
– A crickets size may vary according to the species, but typically they range between 1-2 inches in length. Crickets also range in color from black, red, green and brown. Generally, most cricket species come equipped with two pairs of membranous wings and have flattened bodies. Despite their wings, they cannot fly, but instead jump in jerky actions. Crickets possess one pair of antennas or feelers. The feelers detect the movement of potential prey and contribute to finding food.
– Crickets are known for their exquisite eye sight. They have compound eyes that have many different lenses which allow them to see many pictures at the same time.
– The males are who create the noise that drives a man slowly into madness. Their songs are played to attract a mate, or to intimidate other males. The male crickets produce the sound by rubbing their wings together. The wings are designed with comb-like texture to create the sounds. The intensity of their music can also be influenced by the surrounding temperatures. The warmer it is, the more chirps are made.
– Most cricket species prefer to dwell on the ground, but there are some that will live underground or inside trees and caves. They tend to be nocturnal, but can be spotted during the day from time to time. Crickets are omnivorous, consuming fungi, plants and other insect for meals. But most crickets are prey to lizards, frogs, turtles, large spiders and birds. And throughout parts of Asia, crickets are considered a delicacy.
– Crickets lay eggs that are incubated through the duration of winter. The eggs hatch in early spring and will grow into three stages; eggs, nymph and adulthood. As they grow, they molt and look the same as adults but smaller as they grow. Generally, crickets only live about a year long if they don’t become lunch beforehand.

Cricket Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Bridgewater, Rockaway, Denville, Parsippany-Troy Hills & Northern New Jersey

Crickets can be a real pest to residential and commercial buildings alike. If you discover a cricket infestation, get the professionals from Merlin’s Pest Control on your side. With our expertise and top quality equipment and products, we can remove any infestations, and keep them under control with routine maintenance. Call us today!

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