HOW to GET RID of CRICKET
Crickets are annoying but they do very little damage unless they are large in numbers. There are 4 most common types of crickets: house, camel, field, and mole crickets. House crickets adults 3/4 – 1″ long, light yellowish-brown with 3 dark bands on the head House crickets are active at night and stay hidden in the day.. Field crickets are slightly longer than a House cricket and are dark brown or grey or even black. Camel crickets are hump-back crickets because they have a hump back appearance. They are about 1/2 – 1 1/2″ long. Mole crickets are plump, have wings and are 1-1/4″ long. Mole crickets stay underground most of the time and fly to mate in spring and fall. Their exit holes are about an inch or bigger.
House crickets damage paper, silk, woolens, fruits and vegetables of all kinds of food, and rubber. They can be found in warm places, kitchens, basements, fireplaces, cracks and crevices and behind baseboards. Field crickets prefer to live outside and feed on plants. The only reason on why field crickets will come into the home is when the food source dries up or extremes in temperatures. Field crickets are attracted to light. You can reduce field crickets by turning off the lights or manipulating them. Camel crickets are found often are found in crawl spaces and basements because they like cool and damp places. They can also be found under logs and stones. Mole crickets like to live underground as it is stated above. Surface ridges that suddenly appear on your lawn are an indication of a presence of a mole cricket. The next stage will be dead or damaged plants. Mole crickets will damage vegetable crops as well. The damages done by them will appear as a brown spongy area within normal green grass. If you inspect the grass carefully, the grass will have been eaten just below the surface where it separates the plant from its roots.
Since house crickets can live in cracks and crevices, you will need to treat all the cracks and crevices, window/door frames, window sills, basements, fireplaces, kitchens, and behind baseboards. Crickets especially House crickets can be control by any pesticide easily but they can be controlled by liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CS, FenvaStar EcoCap ) using a hand one gallon sprayer (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER), dust (DELTA DUST, PyGanic Dust ) using a duster (BELLOW BULB DUSTER), and aerosol (CY-Kick Aerosol).
Using the instructed amount, fill the liquid spray into the spray and dust into the duster and apply to the crack and crevices in your home. Pay attention to window/door frames, window sills, basements, fireplaces, kitchens, and behind baseboards. For the treatment outside because most of the crickets will be outside, you will need to treat your whole lawn, large turfs, and other landscape areas.
This treatment is called a broadcast treatment, this treatment is used with liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CS, FenvaStar EcoCap ) using a hand sprayer, bait (InTice Granular Bait , NIBAN GRANULAR BAIT), and granule (TALSTAR EZ GRANULAR, BIFEN GRANULES ) using a hand spreader . Using the instructed amounts specified on the label, apply throughout your lawn uniformly. Bait, you will not need objects to spray it with. DO NOT apply baits with your bare hands; just apply it straight out of the container. Apply it uniformly throughout your lawn. Granule, apply the amount instructed into the spreader and apply it throughout your lawn, irrigate your lawn after the application is complete to activate the granule.
You should also make a one or barrier around your home. You can use the same method as a broadcast treatment but only around the structure of your home and not the entire lawn. A barrier treatment is also known as a perimeter treatment. This treatment is where soil areas are adjacent to a structure as well as a portion of the lower foundation wall next to the soil treated. So we recommend that you regularly use the treatment to prevent future infestation.
These products can be used with this item:
|Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer|
These products can be used with these items:
|Bellow Bulb Duster||Handle Spreader|