Crickets In Tennessee – During late summer and fall, crickets are especially active. During the evening, crickets will make their iconic chirping noise with the hopes of attracting a mate. Crickets also make this chirping noise to tell other crickets nearby that it is their territory. Here In the state of Tennessee, there are several types of crickets. They include Camel Crickets, Field Crickets, House Crickets, and Mole Crickets. Depending on the species of crickets within your home they may be inflicting more damage than you think. Let’s discuss each species of cricket here In Tennessee.
Camel crickets are the creepiest and most easily identified cricket species. Their long hind legs give them a spider-like appearance and allow them to jump up to four feet! They love dark, moist spaces and are most active at night as they see better in the dark. If you think you’ll hear these hopping invaders before you see them, think again! Camel crickets don’t chirp and instead spread their poop on walls, called frass, to mark their territory.
The sound of field crickets chirping through the night can be soothing, but not when they are in your home. Field crickets are more destructive pests to farmers as they can destroy crops in large numbers, but they can be a nuisance to Tennessee homeowners, as well. Since crickets are more active at night, it is not uncommon for people to report being kept up by a chirping cricket that got trapped in their home. Field crickets can damage fabrics and even rubber but are more annoying than they are harmful.
Unlike other crickets, house crickets may become a more common pest than you would think. As their name suggests, house crickets can often be found inside your home during the day. They are one of the few cricket species that can live inside your home indefinitely. If an infestation is allowed to get too out of hand, you can find these pests in your laundry and even your pantry.
Of the common cricket species found in Tennessee, mole crickets are the most unique as they have no interest in entering your home. Mole crickets, as the name suggests, make their home by tunneling in your yard using their developed, crawl-like front legs. This tunneling uproots grass and plants and can kill your lawn and plants. You’ll know mole crickets have made their home in your yard if you see small vein-like tracks in the turn where they have dug their tunnels.
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