What are crickets?
Crickets are insects that are well known for their strident, nocturnal chirping, which is accomplished by the rubbing together of their long hind legs and front wings. The common house cricket is 1/2 to 1/4 of an inch long, pale brown to black in color, with long antennae and large, jumping hind legs. Scavengers, crickets live outdoors in fields or yards where they feed on dead insects, plants and other organic material.
Why do I have them?
When the outside temperature begins to drop, particularly in the fall, crickets begin to look for a place to shelter from the winter weather. They will move indoors, typically into dark, damp basements, where they have access to everything they need: food, warmth, moisture and shelter. Once they have infested a property, they can damage clothing, fabric, furniture upholstery, curtains and even wallpaper.
Are they dangerous?
Although crickets can bite, it is very unusual for them to actually puncture human skin. Crickets can, however carry a number of diseases, which can be spread through their bite, physical contact or their feces. If left untreated, crickets may attract mice as mice feed on these insects.
How do I get rid of crickets?
Getting rid of crickets can be difficult because of their elusive nature and their ability to hide in the smallest cracks and crevices. A ChemTec pest professional will design a customized cricket control program that fits the specific needs of your property, with the goal of eliminating all of these nocturnal insects.
Can I do it myself?
Crickets are not a pest many property owners have much success eliminating on their own. Many do-it-yourself remedies to rid your property of crickets simply do not work as the materials they use are not effective and can actually make your cricket problem worse. Remember – if misused or mixed improperly, do-it-yourself pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.
Is the treatment safe?
The pest professionals at ChemTec Pest Control will first correctly identify a cricket problem in your home or business and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate your pest problem quickly and in an environmentally responsible manner. Before any treatments begin, our inspectors will consult with you regarding your children, pets and gardens and then based on your current situation they will customize a treatment plan specifically for you and that may include the use of indoor baits as a long term control measure.
How soon can you get here?
ChemTec Pest Control is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
What is the guarantee?
Our guarantee is simple: if you are not completely satisfied, we will give you your money back. If you have a problem with the pest after our services, just call us and we will come back to re-treat for the pest at no additional charge within the warranty period. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with our services and we will always work towards that goal. Please visit Our Guarantee page for more information.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose a continuous Protection Program to help guard against future cricket infestations. Eliminating harborage sites such compost piles and moisture issues around the home will help deter crickets.
Where does ChemTec Pest Control service?
ChemTec provides service in Franklin Lakes, Hackensack, and Glen Rock, as well as throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union Counties in New Jersey. We also provide service to Rockland and Orange Counties in New York.
"ChemTec Pest Control has been providing pest control services for Thumann's Meats for about 20 years. The USDA has said that ChemTec is providing excellent inspection preparation and with their attention to detail and superior pest management services have allowed our firm to pass USDA inspections with flying colors. I consider ChemTec Pest Control an excellent service partner, their technicians and quality control professionals are thorough, consistent, and reliable."
- Bill Merkent., Plant Manager, Thumann's Meats a division of Thumann's Inc.