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We don’t know about everyone else, but we don’t mind hearing the crickets chirping outside.  The love songs bring on peace and serenity when we sit outside our homes.  The problem comes when they decide to come inside.  The endless singing can drive the sanest person, insane!

Crickets are harmless for the most part; but they have been known to bite when they are handled incorrectly.  They resemble a grasshopper as they have long tapering antennae and can jump faster than you can catch them.

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What are the Characteristics of a House Cricket?

The House Cricket normally lives outdoors as it prefers warm weather.  They will move indoors when the weather begins to turn colder, usually in late summer.  Each female can lay on average over 700 eggs per life cycle.  They feed on dead bugs and other organic material and love hanging out in lawns, fields, roadsides and in the woods.

The trouble comes when they decide to take up residence inside the home.  Despite the fact that they are a harmless insect; once they come inside, they are hard to get rid of.  They can easily invade the inside your walls and cabinets.  Being nocturnal, they will sing the night away. They have special songs for courtship, fighting and sounding an alarm. The cricket’s principle role is to bring the sexes together with different songs.  The bad thing is that this singing often results in a loss of sleep for homeowners.

Crickets prefer to find shelter in cracks and crevices and will invade homes seeking moisture.  If you have crickets keeping you awake in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland call your local cricket control experts at Viking Pest Control today!

Call Viking at 800-618-2847 to learn more about cricket pest control and extermination services, or get a fast, free quote online today!

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