How to Get Rid of Ground Crickets

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Ground crickets come in wide varieties, but they can largely be treated with ground up cornmeal. Discover how residual sprays can be applied to the perimeter of a home to control ground crickets with help from a pest control company in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Pete LaQuaglia

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Hi, I'm Pete with Greenhouse Pest Management. We are Atlanta's true natural pest control company. There's a lot of variety of ground crickets. But the only, the good thing that we know about ground crickets is that they are organic feeding. So once again, ground up corn mill, boric acid is a, is a good treatment. If you want to eliminate them fast; one of the things that you want to look for is take a rake; run up your rake around the perimeter of the home, see if you can find any kind of high moisture areas. That's going to indicate where the majority of your crickets are coming from. That's where they're going to start breeding, multiplying and that's where they start becoming a nuisance. The rake is always could be the most useful thing 'cause when you overturn your molt, your pine straw, your dirt, whatever you have around the perimeter of your home, that's going to indicate a lot of things around the structure. As we're pulling up I mean, we saw ants we didn't find any crickets but the best thing to do is to use a residual spray once again, apply it around the perimeter of the home, underneath the molt, getting it, getting into those bedding areas is key. Once that spray has dried, you want to go ahead and use your organic compound again; your ground up corn mill, boric acid; apply it around the perimeter of the home; supplying them a better food source for them to feed on.