Crickets are nocturnal insects measuring 12 to 25 mm in length, commonly found in almost every city in North America. Their bodies are anywhere from light yellow to dark brown, and while many species have wings that lay flat across their backs, some species are wingless. Crickets live in a variety of habitats, but prefer dark, moist areas to rest and avoid predators. They often turn to homes and businesses for shelter during late fall and winter.
While they post no imminent health threats to human beings, crickets are capable of causing significant damage to a home. They are often found chewing through paper, ruining fabric such as clothing and furniture, and attracting other pests within the home. Without intervention, a small population can grow to a full infestation within a mere matter of months. To eliminate a cricket infestation, professional assistance by trained pest control experts is necessary.