Crickets are become a nuisance if they are many in your garden. They interrupt your sleep, always chirping and destroying everything they come into contact with. Not to mention the fact that they are multiplying quickly. However, I have some good news. They’re actually pretty easy to get rid of. Check out there 4 go-to tricks and keep them out of your garden.
Step 1: Trap them
Use some sticky traps to place where you’re seeing and hearing the crickets. Replace the traps whenever they become covered in crickets. This should reduce or eliminate your cricket population in a very short time.
Step 2: Clean Up
Clean up everything. You don’t want for them to come back so declutter the areas they were living in. This way, they’ll be less inviting. Also, make sure to eliminate any eggs that they’ve left behind.
Step 3: Seal any entry points
Seal up any cracks around windows and doors, so there won’t be any easy access points, and make sure your doors fit tightly against their thresholds. If your door sweeps are worn out, replace them.
Now, turn your attention outdoors. Clean out your gutters and clean up any overgrown landscaping, to eliminate nesting areas near your house.
Bright lights attract crickets, so if you use porch lights or security lights at night, consider switching to sodium vapor bulbs or install lights with motion sensors. Since they’ll only turn on when you need them, they’ll attract far fewer bugs to your home.
Step 4: Natural predators
A non-poisonous natural predator that will get you rid of crickets is the spider. Spiders eat crickets and lots of other insects, so they could just be the key to a good night’s sleep.