Camel Cricket Identification & Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Camel Crickets

What are camel crickets?

If you’ve ever wondered how to identify and get rid of camel crickets in Pasadena, Maryland, you’ve come to the right place. As their name suggests, camel crickets share one unique feature with camels. They both have a hump-backed appearance. Camel crickets are light to dark brown in color, often with a combination of shades that give them a mottled look. They can range in size from half an inch long to over an inch and a half long. Their two hind legs are much larger than their other legs, aiding in their ability to leap. Unlike other crickets, camel crickets do not have wings, so they cannot fly. 

Camel crickets do not make noise. If a chirping cricket has gotten into your house and is annoying you, it’s not a camel cricket! Camel crickets are also known as spider crickets and cave crickets.

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Are camel crickets dangerous?

Worrying about a camel cricket bite if you’re trying to get one out of your house is a valid concern. Thankfully, though, you don’t have anything to worry about. Camel crickets do not bite, and they are not known to be a danger to humans in any way. However, that doesn’t mean you want them in your house. In addition to being a nuisance, camel crickets can damage clothing, carpets, and other fabrics they feed on.

Why do I have a camel cricket problem?

A camel cricket infestation in your home is usually due to the camel crickets finding favorable conditions in your house. These pests like cool, damp environments with objects or things that allow them to hide. If you have a cool, damp basement with a lot of boxes or clutter, camel crickets will find the area a pleasant place to hang out.

Where will I find camel crickets?

Camel crickets prefer cool, moist areas in which to spend time. Even when outdoors, they are often found around buildings, typically under leaves, rocks, mulch, and other debris. If you have drainage pipes or air conditioning units outside, you may also find them around those areas. Because of their proximity to structures, it doesn’t take much for a camel cricket problem outside to become a camel cricket problem inside.

If you find camel crickets in your house, they will most often be found in cool, damp areas of your house. Basements, crawl spaces, garages, and utility rooms are all common areas in which camel crickets can be found.

How do I get rid of camel crickets?

Although they are not a danger, camel crickets are not pests you want in your house. They can damage your fabric belongings and make a nuisance of themselves, so wanting to get rid of crickets that get into your house is understandable. To do so, you can enlist the help of Accutech Pest Management. We offer pest control services to Pasadena homeowners that will eliminate your camel cricket problems.

How can I prevent camel crickets in the future?

The best way to prevent camel crickets from getting into your house again in the future is to reduce moisture both inside and outside your house. In your house, use dehumidifiers in rooms that tend to gather moisture. Make sure your basement or crawl space is properly ventilated. Outside, cut back foliage to eliminate excess moisture.

Next, keep your yard and the areas immediately around your house free of debris. Trim your plants and trees and cut your grass. Store firewood and garbage cans well away from your house. 

Finally, seal all entry points into your house. Look for cracks and crevices, as well as gaps around windows and under doors.

If you find camel crickets in your house, Accutech Pest Management provides the home pest control in Pasadena you need for a cricket-free home. Contact us today.

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