1. Crickets Around Austin

    Late summer and fall are common times for crickets to become a problem around homes in Austin. Usually these are field crickets though we have seen the larger camel crickets also. While these are outdoor insects and only come inside "accidentally," the large numbers this time of year can make that a big problem. The good news is that field crickets do not breed indoors or establish indoor populati…Read More

  2. Crickets Inside Your Home

    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-…Read More

  3. Silverfish

    Silverfish can live in envelopes and will eat clothing and do damage to papers, etc if left unchecked. They are usually found in stored boxes. You can purchase silverfish baits online, and if they are fresh, they can be effective. We recommend buying a roach powder (99% orthoboric acid, 1% inert ingredients) and dusting boxes that have papers, etc in them (available at Home Depot, etc). If you hav…Read More

  4. The Crickets Will Be Back Soon!

    This is the time of year that a plague of field crickets descend upon us and appear around structures and sometimes inside. While they are a nuisance, they do not breed or infest indoors. The worst outbreaks are usually around businesses. The reason for this is that the crickets are attracted to light. Most commercial properties keep lights on all night which attracts them by the hundreds. Reducin…Read More

  5. Field Crickets

    This is the time of year that a plague of field crickets descend upon us and appear around structures and sometimes inside. While they are a nuisance, they do not breed or infest indoors. The worst outbreaks are usually around businesses. The reason for this is that the crickets are attracted to light. Most commercial properties keep lights on all night which attracts them by the hundreds. Reducin…Read More

  6. Earwigs

    Earwigs are harmless but the pincers on their rear end can cause fear in some. They are named after a myth that they would crawl into the ear and burrow into the brain. They do not infest homes but will become accidental invaders. You can vacuum or sweep them up. If there are large numbers of them a pest control service may be needed. General Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices can help kee…Read More

  7. The crickets are arriving!

    Pesticides have a very limited effect on these fall invaders because they just keep on coming. Before crickets invade your home try some of the following tips: Turn off lights at night, direct lighting away from the structure or use yellow bulbs which are less attractive to insects Seal cracks and crevices that give entrance to the structure with sealant Remove debris that is stacked near the stru…Read More

  8. FIELD CRICKETS

    This is the time of year that a plague of field crickets descend upon us and appear around structures and sometimes inside. While they are a nuisance, they do not breed or infest indoors. The worst outbreaks are usually around businesses. The reason for this is that the crickets are attracted to light. Most commercial properties keep lights on all night which attracts them by the hundreds. Reducin…Read More