Camel Cricket Prevention Guide

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Camel crickets are large insects and are tan or light brown in color. They are humpbacked and wingless crickets that have large back legs and very long antennae. They can be scary to look at, and will usually startle people because they can jump several feet in a single leap, needless to say, this is a pest that no Albany homeowner wants to encounter in their home.

These large creepy crickets are occasional invaders and they are not dangerous to people and are considered to be mainly nuisance pests. However, due to their chewing habits, they may damage things like household items, cloth, and curtains. If you find any holes in any of those items or have spotted a few humpbacked camels, this may be a sign of a larger infestation that you are unable to see. Many people call these pests “cave” crickets because they are drawn to cool, damp, and dark undisturbed areas. Basements make the perfect dwelling place for camel crickets and although they prefer the outdoors, they can find their way into your home through small cracks and crevices in your homes exterior walls and foundation.

If you want to avoid camel crickets, here is a quick prevention guide to help you:

  • Eliminate food sources in and around your home

  • Fix leaky pipes that are causing excessive moisture

  • Use dehumidifiers to dry out damp areas

  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home

  • Fix or replace any broken or missing screens, vents, and soffits

  • Seal off any potential entry points that pest use to gain access to your the inside of your Albany home

Do you think you already have an infestation of camel crickets in your Albany home? Then you probably have other types of pests infesting your home as well, including dangerous insects and rodents. In any case, you need a professional pest control service to get rid of them for you and help you avoid future infestations. In Albany, Thomas Pest Services can help you protect your home and family from a plethora of pests. We offer several pest control services including our Complete Care Plan, this assures you of a pest-free environment throughout the year. Our experts can take that burden from you so that you can rest easy! Call us today for more information about camel crickets and other pests that are common in your Albany home.

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