Camel Crickets

Camel Cricket Control - Austin, TX

camel cricket

Camel crickets, or cave crickets and spider crickets, are an occasional household pest that can be found in basements, garages, crawl spaces and more. This pest got its name because of their long and tall hind legs, and light brown appearance. Unlike any other crickets, this species is not able to create sound with their hind legs, nor do they have any wings. As their sole defense mechanism, these crickets use their powerful hind legs to jump over a foot into the air, which can be frightening to many homeowners. They often come into your home if their natural habitat has been disrupted due to weather and temperature changes, and will stay in your basement, crawlspaces, or attic.  If you think you may have a smokybrown cockroach infestation, contact the experts at Magic Pest and Lawn.

The Dangers of Camel Crickets

Camel crickets don’t often come into contact with households, but when they do, it isn’t fun. They don’t do any harm to the structure of homes, but will find and eat fabric. This can lead to damaged clothing, curtains and furniture. Camel crickets do not carry any kind of harmful bacteria or diseases, so you won’t have to worry about the wellbeing of your health. If they don’t have access to water, this pest will die and leave an unpleasant odor. That odor could then attract other unwelcome pests. Camel crickets may also lay eggs in your home, which will lead to an entire camel cricket infestation. This can make living in your home inconvenient and troublesome. Not to mention, the sight of camel crickets in your home isn’t very enjoyable.

If you are having problems with any camel crickets on your property, call Magic Pest and Lawn today for the best pest control services in Austin!