Cricket

Cricket Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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Gryllidae
How To Identify A Cricket

Crickets are 1/2 to 1 1/8 of an inch in length. They are light brown to black in color and sometimes green. They have long threadlike antennae that are longer than their body. Crickets make a chirping noise.

Female crickets have a long stinger-like appendage coming out of the rear of their body.

What Do They Eat

A cricket’s diet consists of agricultural grain crops and vegetables. They also eat fabrics, synthetics or leather and fur, especially when it’s soiled with human perspiration.

Crickets cause damage to fabrics and are a minor nuisance pest around and inside structures.

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Where Can You Find Them

Cricket overwinter as eggs in soil. The female uses her stinger-like appendage to lay the eggs in the soil.

They can be found in moist areas such as mulch beds, woodpiles, weeds, stone piles, etc.

Name:

Gryllidae

Diet :

Grain crops and vegetables, fabrics, synthetics, leather, fur

Impact :

Nuisance, damage fabrics and crops

Tips & Tricks

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How To Prevent Crickets

  • Find and eliminate harborage outdoors such as weedy ornamental beds, rock and wood piles, and moist secluded areas.
  • Seal crack around the outside foundation wall.
  • Install tight-fitting door sweeps at the base of all exterior doors.
  • Vacuum individuals that enter buildings.

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How Thorn Can Help

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

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Our Approach To Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

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First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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