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What Is A Camel Cricket?

Camel crickets are a very common New York pest. They are also known by other names, such as cave crickets, cave wetas, and spider crickets. They are a large cricket species, ranging from 3/4 of an inch to 1 ½ inches in length. They are ugly, humpbacked insects with huge rear legs. They are a wingless cricket and are characterized by extremely long antennae, usually as long as the rest of the body. Camel crickets can be a range of different colors, from a very light tan to dark brown. Since they do not have wings, they cannot chirp; if you hear cricket noises, you have a different cricket species.

Things You Should Know:

  • Camel crickets are also known as cave crickets, spider crickets, and cave wetas.
  • Camel crickets prefer cool, damp, cave-like environments.
  • Camel crickets do not bite people but they will chew through clothing and other items.

Why Are They In My House?

They are most likely in search of shelter and moisture. As the common name "cave cricket" implies, these pests are often found in caves in the wild. Sometimes a cool, dark, and damp basement provides a cave-like environment that is very attractive to camel crickets.

Are Camel Crickets Dangerous?

No, camel crickets are not dangerous. They will not bite and are not known to spread any diseases at this time. They will, however, chew on things and have been known to put holes in clothing or other items.

What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Camel Crickets?

Camel crickets hide in dark, hard-to-reach areas, so they are tough to find and eliminate. Your best option is to call a professional New York exterminating company. Parkway Pest Services has trained and licensed technicians standing by, ready to assist you. We will inspect your home and determine which of our complete pest control treatment options is best for you.

How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?

The best thing you can do to prevent a camel cricket infestation is to eliminate clutter and messes. Also, if your home or business is high in humidity, running a dehumidifier will also help deter crickets. However, this is often not enough. Signing up for our PestGuard will provide you will constant protection from most New York pests, including camel crickets. Call Parkway today and get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is pest free.

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