Crickets ring in summertime with their characteristic singing, and in small numbers they are quite harmless. When they start reproducing inside the house, however, they can damage paper products, clothing, furniture and even walls. Learn how to take a few simple measures to control your property’s cricket population and prevent them from overrunning your basement.
Seal your home
The easiest method for avoiding cricket infestations within your
home is to prevent them from ever entering your home by sealing your windows and doors. They’re able to get through the smallest cracks, so make sure you check carefully for areas where they might be able to come in or build a nest.
- Eliminate tiny crevices by caulking windows and cracks in your walls.
- You can buy an attachment to affix to the bottom of your doors to create a seal that prevents crickets from squeezing under them.
- Make sure your vents have screens.