Camel crickets are wingless insects with legs that resemble a spider’s. Camel crickets have also been referred to as cave crickets, cave wetas, and spider crickets. They range from ¾ of an inch to 1½ inches in length and their humpbacked bodies have earned them their fitting name. Camel crickets can range from very light tan to dark brown and are easily recognizable by their distinguished, long antennae. Camel crickets have no wings and therefore cannot chirp, so if you are hearing crickets in your home, it is a different species of cricket.
Are camel crickets dangerous?
Camel crickets are not known to bite and they do not pose serious threats to our homes. However, these insects are capable of damaging stored items when in search of a suitable food source. These stored items may include garments or linens. With a heavy infestation you may notice fecal smears on surfaces in the home.
Why do I have a camel cricket problem?
In the wild these pests are drawn to cool, damp, and dark places, which is why a common name for these crickets is “cave crickets”. When a camel cricket invades your home it is most likely in pursuit of an area similar to that of a cave. These pests may choose to abide in your basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms, and even garages.
How do I get rid of camel crickets?
Camel crickets, like many other pests, can be hard to get rid of without the help of a qualified pest professional. If you are struggling with camel crickets on your Tennessee property, contact All-American Pest Control right away to help you achieve and maintain a pest-free environment.
Can I do it myself?
The majority of do-it-yourself methods that incorporate the use of pesticides are not only ineffective, but they can be a danger to your household if not handled and executed properly. Once a pest infestation has occurred, preventative measures will not cure the problem either. Contacting an All-American pest professional will help in quick location and eradication of this pest.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
At All-American Pest Control, we understand how stressful a pest infestation can be. That’s why we offer quality pest control in Middle Tennessee that is proven to rid your home of pests, including camel crickets. We take our dedication and commitment to the people of this area very seriously. With over 50 years of experience, we are confident that we will meet and even exceed your expectations.
How can I prevent a camel cricket problem in the future?
Since camel crickets are drawn to damp places, running a de-humidifier in your basement or crawl space can help eliminate the attraction. Eliminating clutter can also help in diverting these pests from making themselves at home in your house. At All-American Pest Control, we offer an exceptional home pest control service called the Perimeter Pest Control Program which covers over 47 different pests, including the camel cricket. This program is designed to keep these pests out of the home while maintaining a continued pest-free environment. Call All-American Pest Control today to schedule your free home evaluation!