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What is the difference between camel crickets, cave crickets, and spider crickets?

Posted by: Cooper Pest

Spider crickets are easily identified by their chirping and long, thin, bent legs. Contrary to popular belief, there is no difference between camel crickets, cave crickets, spider crickets, sprickets, and cave wetas. All of these names are referring to the same insect, called Diestrammena asynamoraI. Although they may look intimidating due to their size and ability to jump and move quickly, spider crickets are fairly harmless to humans and pets.  

What do spider crickets look like?

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Spider crickets are also known as hump-back crickets or camel crickets due to their hump-back appearance. They are light to dark brown and sometimes have bands on their 6 legs. Spider crickets measure about ½ - 1 ½ inches long, making them rather intimidating when found in your home. Spider crickets can be easily identified by their large, bent legs that allow them to jump long distances with ease.

You can find spider crickets living amongst other household pests in places such as garages, basements, crawl spaces, and under woodpiles. Anywhere that high levels of moisture exists can attract spider crickets.

 

Are spider crickets dangerous?

Spider crickets which are frequently seen in NJ and PA homes are not dangerous to humans. They have not been known to transmit disease and are not likely to eat food in your home. Plant matter and fungi make up the majority of a spider cricket’s diet, both of which you are not going to find in your home within dark, damp places. The only threat that spider crickets pose to your home is their tendency to eat holes through clothing and other fabric such as curtains. This sort of activity is not constant or a regular occurrence, so it may not happen in all of the homes where they reside.

 

Do spider crickets bite?

No, spider crickets do not bite. Like most household pests, spider crickets try to avoid humans. They thrive where conditions are dark where we will not be spending the majority of our time such as crawl spaces and basements. Spider crickets are more of a nuisance than a direct threat to humans.

 

How can I get rid of spider crickets in my home?

Getting rid of spider crickets begins with preparing your home against potential invaders. Tony Bolger, Cooper Pest Solutions Regional Manager, provides tips about dealing with cricket prevention. “When dealing with occasional invaders in general, including crickets, is to eliminate as many ‘conducive conditions’ as possible. Conducive conditions are things that attract pests to an area such as moisture, shade, high grass, leaf litter, and clutter around and in home, basement moisture, and building lighting. If you have a cricket problem in your home, you want to get rid of dampness in the basement and other cool damp dark places they want to be.”

 

Can Cooper get rid of spider crickets?

When searching for ”spider cricket or camel cricket removal near me”; rest assured, Cooper Pest Solutions provides the best camel cricket extermination in NJ and PA. Spider cricket pest control in NJ can be achieved through our treatment plans. Service options include a one-time solution as well as year-round, quarterly maintenance programs.

 

One-Time Cricket Control

Cooper Pest Solutions provides targeted treatments on a reactionary basis to eliminate existing spider cricket infestations at your home. One of Cooper’s trained technicians will visit your home and treat the areas of high cricket activity such as a crawl space or basement. Service expectations for 100% spider cricket elimination are up to 7 days. Additionally, at no additional expense, our technician will treat the exterior of your home to prevent further spider cricket infestations. Coverage under this program is 90 days, with unlimited service calls in this period.

 

Home Traditional Plan

Cooper’s Home Traditional Plan is a quarterly maintenance service meant to protect your home against over 20 common household pests including crickets. One of our highly skilled, state-certified pest control professionals will visit your home 4 times per year to examine for undetected pest activity. If the pest management professional finds crickets, regardless if you were aware of their presence or not, they will perform treatment to eliminate their breeding source. Unlimited service calls are available in between the quarterly visits if any problems arise.

 

Home Intensive Plan

Our Home Intensive Plan is designed to provide preventive pest and rodent control for your home, year round. Cricket control and elimination is included with this program and if you happen to have a cricket invasion, all you need to do is to call us and we’ll come out and treat the area at no additional expense.

This is our most popular service for homeowners. The service plan includes four preventive services per year. Each service is unique and will be accompanied by a detailed 30-point inspection report with detailed findings as well as providing you with important recommendations for your home. Each year you will receive three exterior maintenance services (March – November) and one interior service (December – February). The winter service will focus on the interior of the structure and is geared towards rodents and other pests that may live within the structure. Unlimited service calls are available in between the quarterly visits for all covered pests if any problems arise.

 

 

Are you ready to get started with spider cricket control and elimination in your home? Call us at 1-800-949-2667 or fill out the form to the right to get started.

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