Crickets in Arizona
Types of Crickets
Camel crickets get their name from their humped-back appearance and are often called “spider crickets” because of their long legs. These pests are usually dark brown or black and can grow to be over an inch long. They are attracted to damp, dark places and are most active at night.
Field crickets are slightly smaller than camel crickets but are similar in appearance. They are dark brown or black with long antennae and hind legs that allow them to jump great distances. Like camel crickets, field crickets are also attracted to moisture and prefer to live outdoors.
The most common type of cricket in Arizona is house cricket. These pests are light brown or tan with three dark bands running down their backs. They are about ¾ of an inch long and have shorter antennae than other cricket species. House crickets are attracted to heat and prefer to live indoors near light sources.
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How to Get Rid of Crickets
Crickets are a common pest in Arizona, but they can be controlled with the proper precautions. You can keep these pests out of your home and avoid unwanted guests by taking a few simple steps.
The More You Know
- Crickets are attracted to lights and often enter homes through open doors or windows. Once inside, they will hide in dark, secluded places like closets, basements, and under furniture.
- If you think you have a cricket infestation, look for droppings or damage to clothing, fabrics, and food.
- The best way to get rid of crickets is to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Keep doors, and windows closed and repair any cracks or holes in your foundation.
- Call Horn Pest Management today if you have a cricket infestation!
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