Are You Having A Hard Time Dealing With Crickets In Tucson?

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Crickets are nuisance pests actively found across Tucson, AZ, and can cause many sleepless nights once they've found their way into your home. For cricket pest control in Tucson, don't hesitate to call the professionals at Conquistador Pest & Termite. There's no cricket problem we haven't seen before!

The Sound That Crickets Make

Crickets are small, orthopterous insects. There are a few different types of crickets that you will likely encounter in Tucson:

  • House crickets
  • Field crickets
  • Camel crickets/cave crickets
  • Bush crickets

There are many more types of crickets, but those are some of the most common. Of that short list, it's important to note that only house crickets and field crickets are able to chirp or "sing." Also, female crickets do not produce sound. 

Crickets chirp because a sound is produced from cricket wings. When a male cricket rubs a sharp edge at the base of one of his front wings, he simultaneously uses a file-like type of ridge on the underside of his other wing. The chirping noise or song that results from this rubbing movement is the one that crickets are notorious for. If the weather is hot, crickets will chirp faster. Additionally, crickets will either chirp in an effort to produce a mating song or warn other male crickets to back off. 

The Problems Crickets Can Create In Your House

While crickets don't necessarily bring dangers by invading your home, they can still cause a multitude of problems. If you’ve seen a cricket or two somewhere in your home, you likely already know how annoying they can be, as well as why they are considered to be a nuisance. 

Consistent chirping can irritate homeowners, and additionally, crickets can also chew through different types of fabrics. This damage only amplifies if a cricket infestation were to occur, especially towards natural fabrics like wool, silk, cotton, and linen. They are also known to damage different types of furs and rubber materials and even eat away at paper materials. 

Four Easy And Effective Cricket Prevention Tips

You may be wondering how crickets find their way into your home in the first place. While there isn't a single answer that applies to all Tucson homeowners, here are four simple and practical tips to prevent crickets from being attracted to your home:

  1. Screen all vents, window frames, and other points crickets may use to enter.
  2. Consistently mow your lawn and maintain a neat yard.
  3. Reduce outdoor light usage.
  4. Remove leaf and wood piles that are close to your home. 

These are just a few ways you can deter crickets from your home, but the most effective way to prevent crickets from invading your property is to contact the pest control professionals at Conquistador Pest & Termite.

Professional Cricket Control For Tucson Properties

Spotted a little cricket hopping around your home? Call the experts at Conquistador Pest & Termite to help you with your cricket control.

Our company was established back in 1977 by Vince and Bernice McCartin. Vince had worked with a national pest control company for more than 16 years before deciding to establish Conquistador Pest & Termite. Now, more than 45 years and four generations later, our locally owned and operated company continues to be dedicated to providing the ultimate level of service to our Arizona customers. Additionally, our team at Conquistador Pest & Termite prides itself on setting the standard of excellence in the pest control industry. We believe that every family deserves the peace of mind that only a pest-free home can provide. 

If you've reached your wits' end with crickets in your home, don't fret! Call Conquistador Pest & Termite for a free estimate today.