Crickets are insects of the family Gryllidae that are distantly related to grasshoppers. They look a lot like the grasshoppers, possessing rounded heads, cylindrical body, long antennae, long thighs, and short and strong hind legs. Crickets can be found anywhere in your home from the living room to the garage. Once inside a house, they try to hide in out-of-the-way, dark areas where they cannot be easily spotted.
Though a small insect, its high-pitched, chirping sounds can keep you awake at night. The chirping sound is made by the male cricket to attract females. Do you have crickets around your home that hinder you from getting a good night's sleep? Brady Pest Control offers cricket solutions and pest control plans to keep crickets and other pests out of your home.
Do Crickets Bite?
These nocturnal creatures are capable of biting, but only when they suspect the person that they bite is a threat to their safety. The house cricket amongst the other classes of crickets are most likely to bite.
Do Crickets Carry Diseases and Bacteria?
House crickets are inclined and can bite, however, their mouthparts are not able to break into the human skin, let alone transmit disease or bacteria. These critters carry diseases and bacteria that they transmit to their surroundings through their excreta. Two of the most common diseases they carry are E.Coli and Salmonella. If you come in contact with a contaminated cricket, you may start developing certain symptoms. In this case, you may need to follow up with your healthcare provider.
Side Effects or Immediate Effects of a Cricket Bite?
If you are exposed to an infected cricket or their feces, be alert for symptoms such as sore skin or rashes. These symptoms may indicate that you have acquired an infection. Once spotted, you should immediately contact your healthcare provider for treatment.
Why Are Crickets in My House and How Did They Get In?
Crickets can be a bothersome pest. Once in your home, they survive by feeding on dead insects, clothing, indoor plants, and fabrics. They won’t pursue you aggressively, but will definitely chew on and damage your furniture upholstery, carpet, vegetation and paper for their survival. These are reasons why you should not allow these pests in your house. Call Brady Pest Control to help you eliminate cricket infestations.
Crickets are attracted to warmth and your home is a simple place that they can get this. They are most likely found in kitchens, or living areas with warm spots. They can get in through open doors, windows and even cracks in walls.
Keeping Crickets Out
Cricket infestations can be a threat to your health and severely damage the integrity of your home. To prevent them from coming in, you can seal potential entry points such as cracks in walls. You can also trim the grasses around the perimeter of your establishment.
At Brady Pest Control, we have innovative and customized pest control plans that will keep crickets away from your home! With our pest control plans, your home is guaranteed pest protected.