Put a Stop to Chirping Crickets

Cricket Control

House Cricket

Although Crickets create such a distinctive noise that some would call an annoyance, other believe their presence is lucky.

The word “Cricket” comes from the french name “cricri” as an indication of the chirping sound Crickets make.  This chirping sound is created when a Cricket scrapes its upper wings, one over the other.  One wing is file-like, and the other has rough veins.

When these two wings are rubbed together, it creates friction, and the chirping noise we hear.  The chirping noise created by the Cricket is said to be a way a Cricket declares it’s love.


Unfortunately, this particular pest can cause damage to your home.  Although there are seven different types of Crickets, the House Cricket is the most common.  The House Cricket dates all the way back to the 18th century when it was first introduced to Canada and the United States.  This type of Cricket is also attracted to warmth.  Therefore, this pest can be found around fireplaces, kitchens, furnaces, water heaters, and basements.  The warm temperatures of our climate also attract Crickets.

House Crickets hide in cracks, behind baseboards, and sometimes burrow into the mortar of walls. Although they are attracted to water and plants, some of the most destructive objects to House Crickets are silk and woolens.

If you are having a Cricket problem, it is best to have a pest control professional inspect the situation. If you would like a courtesy inspection today, call Essential at (520) 886-3029.

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