Crickets can be a big problem. They make a lot of noise, which is amplified if they get in your home and which will drive you crazy and make it hard for you to get good rest. They can also eat through some materials in your home. Though they won’t cause damage to the extent of pests like termites, they can still be a nuisance.
The best thing you can do to get crickets out of your house and keep them out is to hire a Gilbert pest control company to put solutions in place. However, you can also try some of these natural remedies to keep crickets at bay between treatments:
There are a couple of natural materials that will either repel crickets or kill them, and you can buy these things at hardware stores and other local spots. Boric acid is one option. It is sold as a powder, and it is poisonous to crickets and other pests. You can mix it with a bit of sugar and water to make it attractive to crickets, and when they eat it, they will die.
Diatomaceous earth is another option to kill crickets and other pests. When crickets eat it, the diatomaceous earth works by absorbing the fat and oil in its body. Ultimately, it dies. Boric acid and diatomaceous earth both have limited effectiveness, however. You need professional pest control solutions in Gilbert to get immediate and long-lasting results.
Glue traps can also be purchased at local stores. They are boxes that have a floor with a thick layer of glue. When crickets walk through, they get stuck. Eventually, they die.
Again, glue traps can only be so effective. Crickets have to actually walk through them, and you have to replace them often. The only way to truly eradicate crickets from your home is to hire a pest control company serving Glendale.
Crickets and other pests are attracted to sources of moisture. If your house provides that, they will be drawn to it. You can make your house less hospitable to crickets by reducing sources of moisture in your home. Make sure you don’t have any leaks in your plumbing and that your ventilation is adequate in places like your bathrooms and your crawlspace.
You can take several steps to make the outside of your home less attractive for crickets so that they won’t come nearer to your house. You can reduce leaf litter that provides shelter and food sources for the crickets, as well as woodpiles, which do the same thing. That means keeping firewood away from your home and getting rid of brush. You should also reduce weeds in garden beds that can provide cover, and eliminate areas of moisture, such as standing water.
Taking these simple steps will also improve the effectiveness of any other Glendale pest control solutions you put in place.
Eliminate opportunities for crickets to get into your home by sealing up any cracks. Look for cracks around your windows and door frames, as well as cracks in your foundation or exterior. You can also install weather stripping around your siding and openings.
It’s best to hire a professional to seal the cracks around your home to ensure that they are sealed tight and that the appropriate materials and techniques are used for long-lasting protection. A good pest control company in Gilbert can often do this work for you, along with spraying a protective treatment.
Using natural measures will work to keep some crickets away from your home, but these measures will not be as effective as professional pest services. Consider these measures to complement professional services to give your house an added bit of protection – not to be the only protection.
Call Varsity Termite and Pest Control to learn about comprehensive pest services to keep your home protected against crickets and other pests. We have preventive treatments, as well as treatments to eradicate a current infestation. We offer pest services for a variety of pests common to the Mesa and Phoenix areas, including termites, scorpions, roaches, rats, ants, pigeons, and more. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a pest control technician and learn how we can protect your home. We have solutions that are safe for your property and your family.