Camel back crickets are known by different names. Sometimes called cave crickets or spider crickets, these creatures are not a pest you want to have around your house. Reproducing very quickly, camel back crickets thrive in damp, cave like environments. Basements and crawl spaces are perfect places for them to set up house. Camel back crickets can live undetected in a home for a long period of time because the dark damp environment provides ample food and water for their colony to grow. Once you have a good size infestation on your hands, camel back crickets will begin to emerge from the nest. Homeowners in New Jersey and other parts of the United States can expect to see these scary insects invade their living quarters once the camel back cricket nest becomes overcrowded.
In basements and crawl spaces, camel back crickets feed on mold and fungus. Left untreated in your home, they will cause considerable damage feasting on anything that is made of fabric. Regardless of if it is synthetic or man-made fabrics, nothing is of limits to this damage causing pest. Once your have camel back crickets living around the exterior of your home or business, you can expect them to move to the interior as the summertime heat sets in.
Many people find camel back crickets creepy and mistake them being a large spider instead of a cricket. Camel back crickets have strange hairy looking antenna that make them intimidating looking. Unlike every other type of bug, these crazy insects tend to jump toward you, rather than run away from you. It is believed that they do this because of their poor vision, not because they are in attack mode. Despite being scary to encounter, camel back crickets are actually harmless to humans as they do not bite or sting.
Leaving a camel back cricket infestation untreated is also an invitation to other unwanted household pests. Rats and mice find camel back crickets to be a delicious treat and will pursue a New Jersey infestation.
You can put an end to your New Jersey camel back cricket infestation problem by contacting Allison Pest Control today.
Central and southern New Jersey’s wet spring has created perfect conditions for a termite explosion in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. To thrive, termites require moist soil in which to build their massive underground nests and damp, rotting wood on which to feed. Heavy spring rains combined with the moist ocean air that blankets central New Jersey’s mid-coastal region have created the ideal high humidity conditions that attract Eastern Subterranean Termites and allow them to flourish.
These voracious wood-eating pests will attack one in five central and southern New Jersey homes this year. Living in colonies that can number from tens of thousands to millions, termites can chomp their way through 1 lineal foot of 2×4 structural timber every 120 days. If untreated, termites can cause significant damage to your Monmouth, Ocean or Middlesex County home that can lead to structural collapse.
Termites spend their entire lives underground. Wingless and sightless, these tiny insects have soft, white, oval bodies 1/8 to 1/4 inch long, or about the size of a rice grain. Communicating via pheromones, termites are highly social insects that live in huge underground colonies. Work is divided by a strict caste system into workers, reproductives and soldiers. Central New Jersey homeowners may not realize their home is infested with termites unless they observe winged reproductives puddling on their lawn or happen to break through into an active termite site during a home remodeling project.
A termite infestation requires serious professional pest control by a Monmouth County pest control firm with special expertise in termite extermination. Two methods of termite extermination — bait systems and exterior liquid barriers – are used in New Jersey. To perform effectively, both termite extermination methods require exacting professional application techniques, specialized tools and termiticides available only to New Jersey pest control professionals. If you suspect you have a termite problem, call an experienced central New Jersey pest control expert today.