ECproS® – CRICKET SERVICE20Crickets are considered as nuisance pests as they infest properties, especially during winter months. Like many other occasional invaders, crickets seek shelter during the colder months of the year and lay eggs.People often encounter crickets indoors in the late fall, early winter when the temperatures start dropping and then again in the spring when the temperatures begin warming up. Typically in April, cricket hatch eggs and the nymph and young adult crickets become active inside properties. Of course in parts of the country where it stays relatively warm year-round, cricket infestations can occur at any time.
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Common Types of Crickets in World.
There are more than 100 cricket species in India but only a few types of crickets commonly infest properties. The most common cricket invaders in India include:
Camel Crickets – Camel crickets owe their namesake to the humpback appearance. Found throughout India, adult camel crickets are commonly encountered indoors near moist areas like basements or near drainage pipes. The wingless adults can grow to over an inch in length and are known to damage fabrics.
House Crickets – As you can imagine based on their name, house crickets are particularly adept at surviving in residential homes. The nocturnal creatures are yellow and brown in colour and have wings. House crickets are attracted to lights and can be seen swarming around exterior lighting. Prominent throughout India, house crickets can spend their entire life inside a property.
Field Crickets – Field crickets are quite common throughout Indian states. A female field cricket can lay up to four hundred eggs. Field crickets will swarm when nymphs reach adulthood and fly off to mate. Swarms of field crickets can become problems for businesses when they swarm around buildings and become a nuisance to customers and employees.
Mole Crickets – Mole crickets are a concern for both homeowners and businesses as they are known to damage lawns and landscaping. Particularly adept at digging, mole crickets will damage plants both by feeding on them and digging tunnels beneath the soil. Once mole crickets infest an area, predators like raccoons may be attracted to that area and dig up more holes in order to feed on the crickets.