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Pest Spotlight: Dealing With The Crickets In Indianapolis

a cricket on the ground

Crickets are occasional invaders in Indianapolis homes. You might experience several types of crickets in the area, including house crickets, camel crickets, and field crickets. While these pests are considered a nuisance and not dangerous, they can become annoying, and no pests should be welcome inside a home. It's essential to know the best options for prevention and control. If you're tired of dealing with this pest, you can rely on Action Pest Control for effective pest control in Indianapolis.

The Chirp: Why Are Crickets So Loud?

When you think of crickets, you likely think of the sounds they make, like a chirping noise. These cricket noises are created by males when they rub their wings together. They use these sounds to attract females. Often, cricket noises will fade into the background, but they can become overwhelming, making it difficult to sleep and concentrate.

Crickets In Homes: Why Do They Want Inside So Badly?

As previously mentioned, crickets are occasional invaders, which means they aren't as common a problem as other pests in the area. However, this doesn't mean that they won't make their way inside from time to time. 

When crickets become a problem inside, they often do so because they are looking for more conducive conditions than outside. These pests may live in your yard underneath mulch, rocks, woodpiles, and other dark and damp areas. When it becomes too dry out, crickets will seek shelter and can squeeze into homes through gaps around windows and doors, damaged screens, and other weaknesses in the foundation. 

But in some cases, they may have wandered inside accidentally, which could be because they are attracted to light, or you carried them in on a potted plant, package, or other items.

Once inside, crickets will look for places similar to their natural habitat, hiding underneath furniture, storage rooms, closets, and in areas of the house with more moisture, such as basements. 

How To Effectively Prevent Cricket Infestations

You can keep crickets from becoming an annoyance in your home by using these expert-recommended cricket prevention tips:

  • Address moisture concerns in your home, such as leaking pipes and faucets, damaged moisture barriers, and poor ventilation.
  • Repair any potential entry points by filling in holes and gaps in the exterior of your home. You should check the foundation for cracks, gaps around windows and doors, damaged screens, and uncovered vents.
  • Keep your yard clear of organic debris such as leaf litter, sticks, and dead trees.
  • Keep up with yard maintenance by regularly mowing the lawn and trimming the foliage.
  • Turn off outside lights at night when they are not needed. Switching your exterior light from white to yellow light bulbs can also help to keep from attracting crickets and other pests.
  • Inspect potted plants and packages for crickets and other pests before bringing them into your home.

When dealing with an active infestation, you will want to contact pest experts for assistance as these tips help with prevention, not removal.

Professional Cricket Control In Indianapolis

If you are experiencing a cricket problem in Indianapolis, you should contact our pest control experts at Action Pest Control. With professional assistance, you can keep your home free of crickets.

We have two residential pest control options: our Advanced Program, which provides quarterly interior and exterior pest control, and our Complete Program, which consists of bi-monthly pest and termite control. Both services include coverage for crickets, so you can choose the best one to meet your needs. Call Action Pest Control today for quality pest control to get rid of crickets and keep them from returning!