Crickets in Las Vegas
Crickets like warm climates – like those we have in the Las Vegas Valley. They are mainly outdoor pests but can also be found inside your home. Crickets prefer a mainly carnivorous diet, eating small insects, seeds, nectar, fruit and some leaves – but when in the home they can cause damage to fabrics, leather, and fur. Crickets are located across the United States, which is home to 120 species of crickets. Crickets can be found in a variety of different habitats, including swamps, marshes, deserts, forests and dunes and in temperate, tropical and polar regions. They only live where they can find plant material to eat, so they are found in abundance in humid regions where plant life is diverse.
Although harmless, they reproduce quickly. Crickets lay a large number of eggs at a time – anywhere from 150 to 400. These eggs take around 90 days to mature – making the cricket a pest that comes in large numbers making them quite destructive. Predators of crickets include salamanders, rats, mice and insect-eating birds. Other predators include ants, ground beetles, wasps, spiders, and lizards. If you suspect an infestation of crickets or any other pest contact Swat Bug Killers to evaluate and eliminate the problem.