Save your carpet, wood, and furniture from the silent menace that is cave crickets. End the infestation and live with peace of mind.
Having a cricket at home is bad, but having a jumping cricket that looks like a spider is much worse. As if their eerie appearance isn’t disturbing enough, there are other real reasons why you should never let cave crickets hang around the house.
Some infestations are threatening because they can be detrimental to our health, others will be more damaging to your home than anything else. While cave crickets, also known as spider crickets due to its many legs, may not turn to you for food, it will not have any problem treating your furniture as its favorite snack.
Although they don’t have fangs that sting or harm humans, they have mandibles that can eat and bite through any piece of furniture they set their sights on. Expect to see worn down carpet, wood, and cloth if you leave an infestation unchecked.
Cave crickets (also known as Spider Crickets) dwell in damp areas and are attracted to dark, humid parts of the home such as the basement, garage, and crawlspace. Cave crickets are also called camel crickets due to the visible hump on their back. Camel crickets also tend to gravitate towards exposed pipes and congregate around air conditioner units.
A single spider cricket is already one too many. This species of cricket has a tendency to gather in large numbers. One camel cricket can easily invite others to breed in your home. Moreover, they can call in other species, particularly the noisy kind, to hang out in basements.
Fertile females ready to lay eggs will have no problem finding a dark, damp corner in your home to lay hundreds of eggs in. Leaving them alone to die is not an option. Cave crickets can survive through the winter and live in a damp basement even without any food to eat. This pest is known to survive with little to no food resources.
Because these crickets do nothing but hide in your basement or attic without a peep, most people make the mistake of letting these pests co-exist with them.
The fact that they jump 3 feet thanks to their large legs and possess uncanny spider-like legs aren’t the only reasons why you should hire a pest control service. At the end of the day, these silent menaces are still invasive pests that have no place in homes. Crickets attract mice and mice attract snakes. The circle of pest invaders is crickets, mice, and snakes.
First, they will seek shelter by occupying basements, garages, or crawl spaces, but sooner or later you’ll find one inside your home. As they seek refuge indoors, you are bound to find them in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room as they tend to prefer cool, moist areas inside your house.
It’s only a matter of time before you find pieces of clothing, furnishing, and other home items with chewed holes. They can worsen gaps and cracks in the structure of your home, which could invite other kinds of insects to invade your space.
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