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Crickets
Apex Pest and Lawn is your Professional Cricket Exterminators along the Wasatch Front.

Crickets can be found in Utah with a few different types. These leaping insects are known for the musical chirping of the male. Crickets vary in length from 3 to 50 mm (0.12 to 2 inches). They have thin antennae, hind legs modified for jumping, three-jointed tarsal (foot) segments, and two slender abdominal sensory appendages (called cerci). The two forewings are stiff and leathery, and the two long, membranous hind wings are used in flying.

Male crickets produce musical chirping sounds by rubbing a scraper located on one forewing. Crickets chirp at different rates depending on their species and the temperature of their environment. Most species chirp at higher rates the higher the temperature is (approximately 62 chirps a minute at 13C in one common species; each species has its own rate).

Crickets can cause considerable damage to lawns and plants and Apex Pest and Lawn has a system to control them.

CRICKET CONTROL

Insecticide sprays or bait applications to damp areas of the basement and ground level floors are recommended for field crickets. Other areas may have to be treated for house crickets or seasonal swarms of field crickets, which may be found almost anywhere in a structure. Application outdoors to foundations, window wells, around doors and windows, crawl spaces, under garbage cans, flower beds, and weep holes in brick facings are necessary. If heavy infestations are encountered, a 5-to 20-foot band around the structure should also be treated with either a residual spray or bait. Another effective technique we use at Apex Pest and Lawn indoors is to trap crickets with the Eco-Sticky Bug Traps. Place Eco-Sticky Bug Traps under and behind furniture or near doorways along walls to capture crickets. Replace them when full.

IS THE PRODUCT ECO-FRIENDLY AND SAFE?

We at Apex Pest and Lawn emphasis the Green Approach as much as possible. We use the least amount of material while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits, and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

IS THERE A WARRANTY?

This service comes with a two month warranty from the initial service date.

We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your service, we will correct it free of charge. Thats our promise to do everything we can to make your home insect, pest and rodent free.

CAN I PREVENT THIS IN THE FUTURE?

Pest problems can be difficult to prevent on your own. Many of our clients choose to go with our Extended Service Plan for greater money savings and continued protection; this will cut down on the probability of insects and pests greatly.

HOW DO I GET A HOLD OF YOU?

Call Apex Pest and Lawn and we will be happy to come out and solve your pest problem. Call our office today at (801) 792- 3192.