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What are Crickets?

Crickets are small to medium-sized insects that belong to the Gryllidae family within the order Orthoptera. They are known for their distinctive chirping sound, which is produced by rubbing their wings or legs together, primarily by males to attract females.
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Physical Characteristics:

Crickets typically have cylindrical bodies with three segments: the head, thorax, and abdomen. They have long antennae, which they use to sense their surroundings, and powerful hind legs that enable them to jump great distances. Most crickets have wings, although not all species are capable of flight.


Crickets are found worldwide, inhabiting a variety of environments ranging from grasslands and forests to urban areas. They are nocturnal creatures, meaning they are most active during the night, seeking shelter in dark, moist areas during the day. Crickets are omnivorous, feeding on a diet that includes plant matter, other insects, and organic debris.


Crickets undergo incomplete metamorphosis, meaning they hatch from eggs into nymphs, which resemble miniature versions of adults. As nymphs grow, they molt several times before reaching adulthood. The lifespan of a cricket varies depending on species, with some living only a few months while others may survive for up to a year or more.


One of the most notable behaviors of crickets is their characteristic chirping, which serves various purposes including attracting mates, establishing territory, and communicating with other individuals. Male crickets produce the sound by rubbing specialized structures on their wings or legs together, a process known as stridulation.

Ecological Importance:

Crickets play an important role in ecosystems as both predators and prey. They help control populations of smaller insects and serve as a food source for a variety of animals, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Additionally, crickets contribute to nutrient recycling by consuming decaying plant matter and other organic material.

Interactions with Humans:

While crickets are generally harmless to humans, they can become pests in certain situations, especially when they invade homes or agricultural areas in large numbers. Their chirping can be disruptive, particularly at night, and they may cause damage to crops, fabrics, and other materials.




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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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