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House Crickets

General Info

Male crickets are the ones responsible for all the chirping.  They do so for several reasons including to establish territory and to find a mate.  In fact, male crickets may have a chirping duel prove they are the better suitor for a potential mate.  

Known Issues

House Cricket

House Crickets

Crickets chirping outside your home can be relaxing and enjoyable on a cool summer night. However, crickets in your home are an entirely different story. House crickets make their way into homes for survival. When colder weather hits, they go in search of a warm place to spend the fall and winter. When trying to attract females crickets the males will rub their front wings together, making a loud chirping sound, which may be an enjoyable sound outdoors but not so much inside the home.

What do house crickets look like?

House crickets are tan in color. They have wings and are ¾ of an in to 7/8 of an inch long. They have 6 legs, antennae and 3 dark cross bands on their head.

House cricket habits and behaviors

  • House crickets are nocturnal, so they are the most active at night

  • They like to hide in dark, damp, warm places, such as: basements, shrubs, grass and crawl spaces

  • House crickets are drawn to electric lights

  • Outside house crickets eat plants or insects, inside they snack on clothes and fabric

Are house crickets dangerous?

While house crickets don’t pose any health risks to humans, they can be a real nuisance and can damage your property. Carpets and clothing are two things typically damaged by this insect.

Does Aiken treat house crickets?

We offer house cricket control as part of our home pest control services. Our pros understand this pest and its unique behavioral inclinations. The experts at Aiken will be able to quickly identify the pest that is causing you problems as well as form a plan to resolve the issue. If house crickets are causing problems in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll take care of it for you.