What Attracts Crickets and How Do I Keep Them Away?

June 21, 2022

Crickets are a loud and annoying pest that can make their way into your home. They are not harmful, but you’ll want to figure out why you have them in your home. Continue reading to find common reasons for crickets and how to keep them out of your house. 

Why Do I Have Crickets In My Home?

It’s frustrating for any homeowner to have unwelcome pests inside their home. The most common reasons for crickets include moisture or damp areas, bright lights, tall grass, and small cracks or gaps in your home. Addressing these different factors can help eliminate crickets in your house. 

Crickets like to hide underneath appliances or other cool and dark places. Common locations include underneath kitchen cabinets, sinks, and garage spaces. Crickets are not harmful, but the loud chirping sound is disturbing, especially since crickets are nocturnal, and the noise will interrupt your sleep! 

Signs of infestation include seeing many crickets or seeing chewed and damaged fabric. 

How Do I Prevent Crickets From Coming Into My House?

Crickets are small, and they can find their way into your home through various nooks and crannies. Crickets are attracted to bright outdoor lights, and you can find hundreds of crickets swarming your lighting. You can either cut back on the lighting or try yellow light sources to limit the number of crickets.

Crickets also love vertical surfaces, and they are commonly found on light poles and walls of homes. You can try to place several sticky traps around your home to catch crickets once they fall. Like other pests, crickets love space to cover. Ensure your home is free of clutter.

Inspect your home for any gaps and cracks. Seal them with caulking to prevent the crickets from getting inside. Inspecting common areas include windows, garage doors, and air conditioner lines. These are the most common entry points for crickets. 

You will also be surprised to know that tall grass and weeds are a source of crickets. They love to shelter themselves in thick lawns, so keeping your property trimmed will help control the cricket population. Also, keep any woodpiles far away from your home. 

Crickets also love to hide in the basements of homes since they are dark and moister. Check your basement regularly for signs of crickets or other entry points.

By following some of the tips above, you’ll be able to control crickets getting into your home. There are peaceful and quiet nights ahead. 


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