Crickets in Bergen County, NJ

 

Description: House crickets are yellowish brown in color and are about 16 to 22 mm in length. Adults have wings, as well as long antennae and hind legs. Since crickets are nocturnal, the first sign of an infestation for most homeowners is the loud chirping sounds made by these insects.

 

Description: House crickets are yellowish brown in color and are about 16 to 22 mm in length. Adults have wings, as well as long antennae and hind legs. Since crickets are nocturnal, the first sign of an infestation for most homeowners is the loud chirping sounds made by these insects.Crickets_feeding_on_carrot (1)

Biology: Female crickets deposit as many as 400 eggs in moist soil during the fall. The eggs hatch during the spring and the wingless nymphs reach adulthood in three to four months. As temperatures become cooler, crickets are attracted to the warmth of homes. In addition to disturbing your sleep with their loud chirping, crickets are also destructive, as they will eat wool, silk, and paper.

Prevention: The first step in preventing cricket infestation is to keep leaves and debris away from your home. Since woodpiles are a favorite habitat for crickets, keep your firewood stacked away from your home. Any cracks in your home’s foundation need to be sealed, as well as any spaces around windows and doors. Since crickets are also attracted by water, any leaky pipes need to be repaired. If crickets have invaded your home, call the pest control experts at 1st Choice Pest Management.