Jiminy inside a house was cute. This guy is not.
Crickets can become quite a nuisance especially as temperatures change or when food and water become sparse. They may come inside your home to escape or find something to eat or drink.

The best treatment is prevention. Here are some tips you can follow to stop crickets early:

  • Crickets and insects in general are attracted to lights. Change outdoor lighting to amber “bug lights” or install a motion-activated system.
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs often to remove possible cricket eggs. Empty the vacuum canister outside the home and wash the container/filter.
  • Repair holes or damage to screen doors and window screens.
  • Close up gaps and openings around doors and windows. Replace worn out weather stripping.
  • Make sure all outdoor trash is closed up tight.
  • Mow the lawn regularly and keep it trimmed and free of high grass, weeds, brush and debris.
  • Keep any compost or needed collections of brush 25 feet away from the home.
  • If you hear or have seen a cricket inside, sticky traps are an effective way to catch them. Place some around entryways, in the garage by doors or in bathrooms and kitchens.

For low-toxicity and people and pet-friendly pest control of unwanted insects in your home, call us at 512-443-0123 or fill out our website quote form.