What do camel back crickets look like?
Camel back crickets are light brown to dark brown in color, and may also have some mottled coloring or dark bands on some of their body segments. Unlike most crickets in homes, camel back crickets cannot produce any sound. Their most distinctive features are their humpbacked bodies and their large, powerful back legs; these crickets also have very long antennae. Adult camel crickets can grow to between ½ and 1 ½ inches in length.
Where are camel back crickets found?
Camel back crickets are commonly referred to as cave crickets because they are often found living in caves and other damp, dark places. Some common places that camel back crickets can be found congregating include under landscaping ties, woodpiles, and mulch, as well as underneath structures like sheds and decks.
Are camel back crickets dangerous?
Camel back crickets are not considered dangerous pests since they are not known to bite or spread any diseases to people or pets. These pests are nocturnal, hiding during the day and coming out to feed at night. Camel back crickets are also omnivores, which means they have a very varied diet; these feeding habits can lead to problems for homeowners, as these crickets are known to cause damage to personal items like curtains, upholstered furniture, clothing, and wallpaper when living inside a home.
Why are camel back crickets on my property?
Camel back crickets are attracted to properties that offer a cool, dark, and damp environment for them to live in. If there is are a large number of these crickets living near your home, they may eventually enter your home. They may enter your home for a variety of reasons, including shelter from the sweltering summer heat, or access to food and water sources. Inside homes, camel back crickets can often be found living in basements, crawl spaces, and closets; they are also common invaders of sheds and garages.
How do I get rid of camel back crickets?
For effective camel back cricket control, contact Montgomery Exterminating. Our pest control technicians have the knowledge and experience needed to identify the species of cricket that is infesting your space and implement a Tulsa, OK pest treatment plan that will result in complete cricket elimination. Reach out today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest exterminating services.
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