Cave Crickets got their name because they seek out dark and damp areas to nest and reproduce, hence the name, “Cave Cricket”. This is why many New Jersey residents find these nasty looking insects inside basements and crawlspaces where humidity and moisture are often found. They are also known as Camel Crickets.
THREAT TO HUMANS
Cave Crickets are more of a threat to our sanity, than anything else. Imagine one of these things crawling on you while you and your family are enjoying a peaceful night at home. Cave Crickets work their way into the house through floor vents, cracks, and crevices. Arkadia – Eco Pest Control offers Cave Cricket control & treatment services in NJ.
Cave Cricket Treatment
Cave Crickets will often feed on themselves! Yes, it is rather disgusting and it does not help that they don’t have the ability to self regenerate. These crickets are known to eat their extremities in order to survive when food sources are scarce. In fact, their dwelling areas, such as caves, are typically not the most food baring habitats. The cave cricket will often go for many days without feeding, leaving them starving for food. Cave crickets have bad eyesight due to the dark environment they prefer. This explains their sensitivity to touch. It is safe to say that when a human brushes up against one of these nasty looking critters, that their first response is to jump wildly from one location to another. Their damp and dark living locales, like your basement for example, often offer them protection from other insects looking to eat them for a tasty snack. Cave crickets are well known for hiding out behind objects, so be very careful when moving stuff around in your basement, because you never know just what can be lurking in the dark!
Our technicians take pride themselves in tackling the toughest cave cricket infestations for homes, offices and condos.
Cave Crickets can be found infesting damp areas in homes and offices in New Jersey. Cave Crickets often congregate in large numbers and are known to jump long distances in the blink of an eye. Our technicians provide New Jersey customers with a professional and thorough cave cricket examination. Pinpointing the cave cricket nest and treating it is our number one priority. Once the cave cricket nest is found, our pest control technicians will devise a proper treatment plan, which may include the use of a residual insecticide spray treatment of the perimeter of your home. Cave crickets may have several nests in or around the home, so inspection is key to solving any cave cricket infestation, before a cave cricket treatment can be planned and executed.
Cave Cricket Prevention
Control techniques include humidity prevention and moisture control. Cave Crickets nest in damp areas, so basements and garages are obviously trouble areas for these long-jumping insects. Installing a dehumidifier in a basement or garage is the first step in controlling most insect infestations, including Cave Crickets. Other prevention techniques that will help solve your Cave Cricket problem include sealing and treatment.
Sealing up cracks and crevices in the foundation of your home is key to saving you and your family from these unsightly critters. Treatment by a local pest control service may be needed if a Cave Cricket infestation is too large to combat on your own. New Jersey residents can call Arkadia – Eco Pest Control for more information on Cave Cricket control.
If the above prevention techniques fail, call a pest professional to deal with the cave crickets. If you are a New Jersey resident dealing with cave crickets, call Arkadia today to speak with a member of our staff and get a free quote on our services.