Southern Maine Cricket Exterminator
Although not commonly known as a viscous pest with a harmful bite, crickets in North America can still wreak havoc on property and annoy homeowners while they sneak into homes. The springy critters are not harmful to humans, but their chirps and starting jumps can make them true pests. Take it from your Southern Maine cricket exterminator, these popular cricket species belong in the great outdoors and not your home!
The cricket’s tell-tale chirp is usually found when male field crickets are trying to attract females in the warm summer evenings, often why many of us associate cricket chirps with summer. The chirping ceases as soon as a predator comes too closely.
Field crickets like to make their homes in tall grass, lawn debris and in the ground. When out in the wild, they serve the great purpose of eating the eggs of other pesky insects. When in large numbers in a garden, however, these crickets can be rather annoying and may eat the insects that you actually need in the garden.
House crickets are also chirpers and look and sound a lot like grasshoppers. This loud chirping is what tends to drive people crazy when they get house crickets in their home, sometimes making it hard to sleep at night.
House crickets actually prefer to be indoors, especially with any open food sources nearby like in a kitchen or pantry. This foraging adds to their annoying house guest behaviors.
Northern Mole Cricket
Be on the lookout for northern mole crickets near mud or damp sole. They are nocturnal and spend many of their waking hours burrowing in soil. But be warned, they have powerful hind legs and can jump high, as well as wings that enable them to fly if they choose to.
Spotted Camel Cricket
While the spotted hump on the back of a spotted camel cricket makes it easy to recognize if you know what it is, it also makes it easy to mistake for a spider or other insect, especially with larger than average hind legs.
These guys prefer to live in forests, under rocks and in basements. They are great at cleaning up their habitats by eating leaves and other nuisance insects. You’ll likely see the spotted camel cricket between the spring and summer months, as this is their most active time, but they also like to seek warm refuge in the dark parts of a home during the colder winter months.
Contain the Crickets
Is the chirping and jumping of crickets driving you nuts? Ants Etc. Pest Control Service offers a free property assessment to determine which crickets and pests are infiltrating your home, plus a free quote and a plan for keeping all Windham ME pests at bay. Regularly scheduled pest control is the best way to protect your family and your property, but we’re also here to help with the changing seasons and new generations of pests of emerging. Call your top Southern Maine cricket exterminator today at (207) 892-7855.