Some people feel all insects are creepy. However, some look like they might have come here from another world. One of those is the camel cricket, also known as the cave cricket. Jumpy, with a strange appearance, no one wants an infestation of these crickets. So, if you need pest control services in Westminster, or the surrounding areas, reach out to Raven Termite and Pest Control. We can take care of any problems you have with camel crickets, as well as other insects and pests.

What are Camel Crickets?

Camel crickets got their name because, when viewed from the side, their bodies have a hump. They also have extremely long back legs, which allow them to jump when threatened. The camel cricket has long antennae used to navigate dark spaces. The antennae come in handy because these crickets occupy dark, damp spaces.

Camel crickets are also known as cave crickets because of where they live. When outside, they like cool, damp environments such as in mulch, and under rocks, woodpiles, sheds, and air conditioning units. Inside, they prefer damp basements, utility rooms and crawl spaces. They will come indoors when it becomes hot and dry outside. Camel crickets want to live with other camel crickets, which means infestations can become a problem.

Are camel crickets dangerous? No. They pose zero health risk to humans; they are not poisonous and they do not carry disease. They are also silent. They don’t posses sound producing organs like other crickets. So you won’t know they are around. Their appearance might put a scare into you and their ability to jump has frightened more than one unsuspecting human.

Camel crickets may, however, cause problems once they get inside. A big part of their diet is wood. They have also been know to munch on curtains and carpet. They won’t hurt you, but they can do some damage to your home.

Call Us for Pest Control in Westminster

Because they are nocturnal, you might not know you have a cricket infestation until it grows large. That’s why you want an expert from Raven Termite & Pest Control to handle the issue. We offer pest control services in Westminster and beyond. Let us be the solution to your camel cricket problem! Raven Termite & Pest Control is a full-service residential and commercial company offering one-time as well as regular pest control agreements. Click here to contact us today!