Crickets are insects related to grasshoppers. They occur in wide-ranging environments from grassland and forests to marshes and beaches. Crickets are mainly nocturnal, and are best known for the loud, persistent, chirping song of males trying to attract females. The singing species have good hearing and have different chirping “songs” for: attracting mates ( male crickets create sound by rubbing their forewings against each other), fighting and sounding alarms. Crickets typically prefer to live outside, but homeowners dealing with crickets tend to have exactly the right conditions in the home to draw the pests indoors such as moisture in homes. If crickets get inside, they are more of a nuisance than a problem. These pests are nocturnal and chirp to each other throughout the night. They are a destructive presence in agricultural areas, as they feed on crops and seedlings at night. Some species feed on fabrics and can ruin clothes.
Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.