Crickets are great for fishing and terrible when they decide to take up residence in your home, especially when they rub their wings together, making that distinctive chirp that will drive you crazy all night long.

Cricket control in Burke
House cricket (Acheta domestica)

The best way for cricket control in Burke, Virginia and stopping them from invading is make your house an unwelcome environment for them, hunt them down individually (if possible), use dehumidifiers, and of course contacting the Northern Virginia pest control experts at My Pest Pros if it’s more than you can handle. 

Crickets are a hassle in the fall because—unlike during the spring and summer when they enjoy the great outdoors—they want to get in from the cold. That means they’re more than willing to infiltrate your walls and sing you bedtime lullabies that never end. 

How To Keep Crickets Out

Crickets prefer two things when they’re house-hunting: warmth and moisture. Now obviously, you can’t get rid of warmth in the middle of the fall or going into winter—especially if you’re dealing with cricket control in Burke, Virginia—but you can deal with the moisture. 

Do a thorough inspection of your home, under the sinks and cabinets, laundry room, water heater, and any environment where there may be a leak, even if it’s a slow leak, it’s enough. 

Also, invest in dehumidifiers, unless a drier climate just isn’t your thing, dehumidifiers will sap some of that extra moisture out of the air, making those rooms less favorable for crickets.

Mow the lawn and especially keep the grass cut short on any approaches to your home. 

How To Deal With A Cricket Invasion

Hunting down these noisy little things is often difficult, especially if one of them gets inside the walls. However, it’s worth it to try and hunt them down and get rid of them individually. 

Cricket control in Burke, Virginia is not exactly an uncommon thing to deal with. If these chirping little noise-nuisances have well and truly infiltrated your home, it’s worth a call to My Pest Pros to clear them out. 

In the meantime, find as many as you can and then go about sealing any cracks that may expose the inside of your home to the outside world. In fact, you can kill two birds with one stone this way.

As you seek out individual crickets, you may also come across ingress points through which your notoriously musical new roommates may have found a way in. Just remember, nothing you do is going to get them all if you’re dealing with an all-out, migration assault on your home. 

If that is the case, you can minimize the damage and contact My Pest Pros. We stake our reputation on fast and reliable service and we can often get a tech out to your home the same day. 

Do Crickets Cause Damage?

Not usually, unless they are present in very large numbers. Aside from their annoying nightly music, crickets are attracted to cotton, wool, silk, and a variety of synthetic fabrics.

You’ll know they have found your clothes, sheets, blankets, and towels because crickets aren’t just satisfied with wrapping themselves in the luxury of your brand new, cotton shirt. They also have to chew gaping holes through all of it. 

Unlike a moth, which will chew a neat little hole, crickets go through your clothes the hard way, without any regard for crisp, geometric shapes. They’ll go through your matching towel set like a dull pair of scissors or a rabid dog. 

As far as furniture and structural damage, that’s typically for termites and you shouldn’t expect crickets to chew through your walls or into any wood.

Final Word On Cricket Control in Burke, Virginia

When crickets have launched their full-frontal assault and flanking maneuvers on your home, My Pest Pros understands the proper counter-offensive. We’ll conduct a full and thorough investigation of your home. After that, we’ll treat your home and rid you of your cricket problems for good. Give us a call today at 703-665-4455 so that lovely, screeching, night-song can go back to where it belongs, in the great outdoors. And, you can relax and We’ll Get Rid of What’s Bugging You!