Everything You Should Know About Cave Crickets In Monmouth County


July 15, 2022

Pest control in Monmouth County is a vital component of property maintenance. Insects and creatures are often destructive to personal effects and buildings. What’s even more concerning is that they can bring germs and illnesses into your space. On top of that, many creepy crawlers can sting, bite, or scratch you. Crickets are among the ruinous species to be alarmed about. 

Some cultures cover crickets in chocolate and eat them as a delicacy. In several films, the bugs are an icon of faith and morals. The reality is that these critters shouldn't be embraced or allowed to flourish. Once more, they are highly detrimental. It’s not easy to get rid of crickets because they can enter dwellings and reproduce swiftly. Learn more about cave cricket nests specifically and how Pride Pest Service can help you combat them.

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What Is The Difference Between Cave Crickets And Regular Crickets?

Common house crickets are 0.75 to 0.87 of an inch long and yellow-brown in adulthood. A trio of stripes decorates the back part of their heads. The top is capped with two antennas. They have big hind legs and large wings. Bacterial cells are on their skin and in their saliva and waste. Crickets may contaminate food and surfaces, which presents a health risk. They are associated with several conditions. If they bite you, painful sores will arise.    

Cave crickets are distinguished by their rounded and humped bodies, with brown coloring. Many have dark bands or mottling on their skin. These critters aren't known for being a medical threat. 

Where Do Cave Crickets Come From?

Dark zones with plenty of moisture are where cave crickets reside. Outdoors, they’ll settle around rocks, logs, and mulch. They’ll eat up the organic matter as well. Crickets will violate homes and businesses when the weather is uncomfortable, or their food supply is meager. Cracks and crevices around windows, doors, and foundations will be their passageways. Moisture and warmth magnetize these insects.

That said, cricket nests may be found in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and the like. Keep your eyes on utilities, such as sinks, heaters, and fireplaces. Cricket infestations signify a wider pest problem because they eat other bugs. They also consume vegetables, fruit, pet food, and: 

  • Wool

  • Cotton

  • Upholstery

  • Curtains

  • Silk

  • Leather

  • Linens

Do Cave Crickets Make Noises Like The Standard Cricket?

Another major difference between regular crickets and the cave subtype is that the latter doesn’t make any chirping noises. While your sleep won’t be interrupted by these insects, their lack of raucous allows them to go undetected. 


What Can I Do To Remove The Cave Crickets In My Yard?

"Do it yourself” remedies and commercial insecticides are pricey and often noxious. They aren’t enough to thwart a cricket infestation despite their harsh chemicals. Blocking these critters requires the following:  

  • Seal openings in utilities and foundations.

  • Repair moisture malfunctions.

  • Put covers on exterior vents.

  • Use a dehumidifier.

  • Place food and garbage in secure containers.

  • Trim grass and greenery often.

  • Discard lawn debris.

  • Distance wood and plants from the property.

  • Inspect outdoor furniture and boxes before bringing them indoors.

  • Have warm-colored L.E.D. bulbs for outside lighting.

  • Contact Pride Pest Service if you have critters that crickets nibble on.

Pride Pest Service can assist you with both prevention and elimination. Our industrial-grade solutions to get rid of crickets are completely safe. We have interior and exterior options that include granules, baits, seals, power sprays, and more. Recurring visits are available. Our team consists of licensed and insured technicians. You can rely on our approaches. Call us today to receive a free inspection at no obligation!

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