What would summer be without the sound of chirping crickets? When the little beasts get into your house, however, they are likely to chow down on anything from your wallpaper glue to your cashmere sweater, so keeping them outside and away from your house is the best line of defense.
You can do this yourself -
Things You'll Need
- Crevice Tool Vacuum Attachments
- Portable Vacuums
- Screen Mesh
- 1 Modify your outdoor lighting. Instead of bright lights that attract insects, change to low-level yellow "bug" lights.
- 2 Seal any cracks in your house that allow penetration from the exterior, paying close attention to areas around doors and windows and openings such as dryer vents. Place screens or other barriers over any openings that you cannot seal.
- 3 Keep low-growing vegetation at least 12 inches away from the walls of your house. Crickets naturally congregate in moist, thick foliage, then find ways to migrate into the house.
- 4 Purchase a cricket bait at a home and garden store. Sprinkle it around the outside of your house as directed. You can use some cricket baits indoors, but be sure to read labels carefully before applying.
- 5 Use sticky traps to capture crickets without toxic chemicals. Crickets caught in this manner can be destroyed or flushed down the toilet.
- 6 Vacuum up crickets you see in the house. Suck up as many as possible, then kill or discard them.
- 7 Call a pest control company if you are unable to control a cricket infestation yourself.
If you are not the type to do this yourself, call Safari Pest Control today. We will take care of the problem and all your pest control needs. We are in Riverview and surrounding areas.