When you are dealing with pests in your home it is always a good idea to know what type of pest it is. Knowing what type of pest you are seeing is a great way to know what you need to do to prevent and treat them. There is a type of pest that is scaring people all over Texas and that is the camel cricket. The reason that it is particularly scary is the look that it has. The camel cricket is a mix of a spider and a cricket and that makes it creepy when it comes jumping by. You might wonder if it is a jumping spider or a long legged cricket. The weather has a large impact on this creature and will start to bring them closer to your home and even inside. They are not the only cricket that you are going to be dealing with this fall. The fall weather makes the crickets chirp louder and start to look for a mate. They know that the colder temperatures are on their way and a warm place to stay is the most important. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what a camel cricket is and what you need to know about them.
What is a Camel Cricket?
One of the creepiest pests to come across in your basement of home is the camel cricket. They are a mix of crickets in the fact that they jump and of course are a cricket but also have the look of a spider. Mixing these two pests is nothing but scary. They are light tan in color and normally are about one and a quarter inches in length. They have abnormally long legs for a cricket which is why many people think they are seeing a spider. They don’t have any wings so you can rest assured they won’t come flying at you. They also have hind legs that help to jump quite well when they are startled. The jumping is more of a defense mechanism than it is a way to travel.
Can a Camel Cricket Bite You?
When it comes the to camel cricket they are actually omnivore and will eat on plants that they can find, other insects and also fabrics that they will find around your home. They don’t have any fangs or really any way to bite a person so you don’t have to worry about that. Although they are still a pest and it is best to keep them out of your house.
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If you are concerned about camel crickets and what you can do to keep them out then you have a great option. You can use a pest control company like A Five Star Termite & Pest Control that has the ability to come out to your home and treat the house for unwanted pests that include the camel cricket. It is best to have your home treated all year round but if you start to notice particular pests it is never too late. Call us to schedule an inspection and custom treatment plan today.