“Kill it with fire” is a common response to anyone that has found a spider. You’ll even find plenty of memes online of people setting fire to their own houses because they found a spider inside. Of course, it’s just a joke – but the underlying fear of spiders is there.
Arizona and California share a lot of the same spiders, including some of the most dangerous ones.
Of course this list would have the black widow spider, and they are actually fairly common in California. It’s only one of the most dangerous spiders found in the country – the infamous shiny black spider with the distinctive red hourglass shaped mark on the underside of its abdomen. Sometimes, they may also have red markings on their back too.
They are typically black, but can also be dark brown in color. They hide in dark, low-lying areas, so it’s not at all surprising for people to not even suspect they’re there until they feel its bite – you may feel a pinprick, immediately followed by painful burning sensation. Sometimes they even leave double fang marks like a tiny vampire.
Redness and swelling follow shortly after. With black widow bites, pain is not limited to the bite area. You’ll likely experience muscle spasms in your chest and abdomen, and your back and shoulders may also hurt. In rare cases, black widow spider venom may lead to seizures, and even death.
Males are generally not black, and hardly ever bite. If you suspect you’ve been bitten by a black widow spider, seek medical attention right away.
Thankfully, the areas where desert recluse spiders are commonly reported are sparsely populated by humans – areas including the lower San Joaquin Valley and the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.
Even so, if you see this spider, steer clear of it. Recluse spiders are known to have a violin shaped mark on their back, but with desert recluse spiders, they’re a more uniform tan or brown in color so it may be hard to see this mark. Another way you can tell it’s a recluse spider is that unlike many other spiders that have 8 eyes, they only have 6 eyes arranged in 3 pairs known as dyads.
That said, it’s advised you don’t come near enough to find out – these spiders have necrotic venom.
If you’ve been bitten by a desert recluse spider, it may not be immediately painful but tissue will break down in the next several days. Because of this, if you think you’ve been bitten by a recluse spider, seek medical attention immediately.
Other symptoms from a recluse bite may be skin rashes, chills, fever, joint pain, vomiting or nausea.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
It may be challenging to keep spiders and other pests away from your home, but there are a few things you can do to help prevent them from getting inside:
- Seal cracks and crevices where spiders and other pests may enter. Be sure to use good quality caulk (expanding foam breaks down much faster over time)
- Install mesh screens on all outdoor vents
- Install screens on windows
- Install weatherstripping to close gaps on windows and doors
- When bringing inside pots, boxes, or other such materials, give them a quick inspection to make sure there are no pests hiding inside
Spiders feed on a lot of other pests, so protecting your home from pests also means making it less attractive for spiders. If you have a spider or any other pest infestation, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional pest control company to have them safely and effectively removed from your property.
For more information on spiders, check out our Spider Archives!
There are over 3,000 species of snakes around the world and they’re everywhere except Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, New Zealand, and of course, Antarctica.
An impressive 600 or so species are venomous, with an even more impressive 200 or so species capable of killing or significantly wounding a human. The metro Phoenix area alone is home to more species of rattlesnake than any other city in the country.
Venomous or not, one thing that makes snakes even more frightening is that almost all species eat their food whole – and yes, for larger species of snakes that means humans too.
With its warm temperatures and diverse landscapes, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of snakes in Arizona and that over 50 species of it call it home. Below would be just some of the most common venomous snakes you’ll encounter in the state.
If encountered, it is important to leave them alone and give them a wide berth. If found on your property, get in touch with a professional who can remove or kill it for you (note that some species are protected).
It’s also important to keep an eye on the snake before a professional arrives – they’re often aware that they’ve been spotted and may hold still and remain silent, only to flee and hide when you’ve walked away (they only rattle when threatened, and not necessarily when you’re just in the vicinity looking at them). While a professional should be able to track them down again after they’ve fled, that isn’t guaranteed.
Arizona Black Rattlesnake
These snakes can grow 15 inches and up to 65 inches in length. Younger snakes are typically a tan or gray color with brown splotches or circles. Mature snakes are often black with thin white, yellow, or orange cross bars on its back.
Their diet includes rodents, birds, amphibians, and other reptiles.
These snakes are quite venomous, and should be left alone.
This large-bodied rattlesnake can grow 28 up to 49 inches in body length. They may be brown with orange, yellow, or green patterned stripes but are distinguishable from other rattlesnakes by the uniformly dark tail just before the rattle.
Their diet consists of small mammals.
Although usually mild-mannered, Blacktailed rattlesnakes are venomous and will defend itself when threatened.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
These are one of the most common snakes you may encounter in Arizona, and they can grow 30 up to 84 inches in body length. They are gray or tan in color, with large diamond-shaped brown markings lined with white on their back. They have white and black stripes on their tail that are equal in size.
Their diet includes small mammals, birds, and lizards.
They’re quick to be defensive and are considered generally more aggressive than the other snakes listed here.
Western Coral Snake
These are small, slender snakes, growing only 13 up to 21 inches in body length. They’re brightly-colored with red and black bands separated by narrower yellow or cream bands.
Their diet includes lizards and small snakes.
They are considered to be generally non-aggressive, and while they’re small, their venom is highly toxic.
If you encounter any of these snakes, remember to steer clear of them. And if you find them on your property, contact a professional service to remove them for you.
For more information on snakes and other reptiles – where they live, where they hide, and so much more – check out our Pest Encyclopedia.
Where there are people, there will be rats. Rats dwell where humans settle because they have learned through the ages that people can provide them resources – whether they are welcomed or not.
Food and shelter are essential for survival and rats find them for free living in the house with unwilling human owners.
No matter how we keep our homes clean, if there are rodents lurking in the shadows, home is not just that clean anymore. In fact, we have invented some ingenious ways of trapping and getting rid of rats.
Rats are large rodents than their near cousin the little mice.
They grow between 8-16 inches long and about ten ounces in weight. They usually hide in the attic, between the walls, or up the ceiling. They are nocturnal critters that eat almost everything edible to their taste.
Rats can also reproduce fast from six to twelve offspring in less than a month. In just four to five months, these young rats can produce another set of offspring.
Getting rid of rats can also prevent you and your family to catch diseases carried by these large rodents. Diseases like the bubonic plague, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and other harmful illnesses are carried by rats and usually are left behind by their saliva, urine, and stool.
They have also caused fire and other accidents due to their mindless gnawing and chewing cables, wires, and other damages to property. If neglected, rats can become the number one annoying pests in your home.
Here are some helpful tips in eliminating rats:
1. Clean up crumbs and keep food safely stored away
You do not want your food to get contaminated with rats’ waste so store them properly. Rats gnaw at food containers so find suitable durable containers to store food. Keep your place free from food crumbs to prevent attracting rats.
2. Block the rat’s possible passageways
Check your place for any holes or passageways that rats can use to get into your house. You can block these entry points with steel wool or caulking for the time being.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter or storage in attics and closets to discourage rats to hide in them.
3. Use suitable methods in getting rid of rats
Observe first by getting a rat trap. But, if they persist, it’s time to call the pest control for rodent removal.
4. Use proper gear in handling dead rats
After killing some rats, expect to have a dead carcass around your house. Locate them immediately and use proper plastic gloves and other protective gear in disposing of dead rats. Their dead bodies can still transmit diseases.
5. Rat repellants
There are electronic rat repellants available. Choose one that is effective and safe to use.
For natural repellants place mint plants in access doors and windows or soak peppermint oil on cotton balls to deter rats. Rats have a strong aversion to the scent of these.
Rats can be put under control with the right methods you do. For severe rat infestation, schedule a consultation with your pest control company.
Mice are relatively small and hairy rodents, that damage household items, eat at food, and carry disease. Mice control can be complicated because mice are small in size and tend to crawl through small cracks and gaps.
Typically, they are prevalent in heavily cluttered areas, such as garages and basements. They are also hard to locate during the day and are most often found at night or when the lights are turned off.
It has been proven that mice are attracted to all types of food. If you have mice in your home, it is important that you do not leave any food out at any time and you should make it a habit to wipe all the surfaces that food has been in contact with.
These little creatures have soft skeletons so without you noticing, they can easily get through even the tiniest of holes. Another preventive measure is by placing bristle strips along the bottoms of the doors.
The good news is that there are several successful ways of getting rid of mice. Prevention is always better than a cure. Preventing mice from invading your home is so much better and much easier than working on a solution to get rid of them.
Preventing Mice Infestation
- For health and hygienic purposes, it would be good to clean under the sofa and fridge as often as you can to ensure that there is no leftover food on the floors that can possibly attract mice.
- Another effective way to repel mice is by using ultrasonic repellers. This device gives out a sound that deters mice from your home.
- Keeping a home clean, organized, and uncluttered is the best way to prevent mice from showing up in your home.
- Properly putting away any food in secure containers and bags is important because it will keep mice from showing up anywhere near food.
- Because mice are very versatile rodents capable of jumping and running up and down walls, be sure to seal any open spaces, vents, cracks or thin openings from the inside and outside of the home. This will ensure mice don’t crawl in from outside or jump from opening to opening.
- Traps are also effective methods for getting rid of mice. Place and hide traps or glue boards where you suspect mice to be around. Placing mice bait near traps will attract mice to the food and the trap, in turn, will capture the mouse.
- If your home is already infested with mice, you can always go for the conventional method of getting rid of mice by using mouse traps. Peanut butter and chocolate are much more effective as bait compared to cheese. You can easily find wooden or live-capture mouse traps at your local DIY store.
For cases wherein you have repeated mice infestation, hiring professional pest controllers would be a good decision to make because they are highly trained and skilled in the area of pest control.
When we were kids, we might have heard that the most venomous spider in the world is the cellar spider, or daddy longlegs as we like to call them.
The story was that they possessed the most potent venom, but alas had fangs too short or small to puncture human skin. This story was so prevalent that back in 2004 even the show Mythbusters had a daddy longlegs spider bite one of the show’s hosts to see how potent the venom was.
WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Daddy longlegs refer to Opiliones and Pholcidae.
Opiliones, also known as harvestmen, are an order of arachnids, but are not true spiders. They may certainly look and act like spiders to the average person, but they do not produce silk. They also don’t have fangs or a venom gland, and are not venomous at all.
Most species have exceptionally long legs (though some have short legs), and appear to have one broad oval body. Almost all species of Opiliones have a single pair of eyes oriented sideways in the middle of the head. They are typically brown in color.
Pholcidae, commonly known as cellar spiders, are true spiders. They’re able to produce silk, and use it for building webs and catching prey. They have small fangs and are venomous.
They also have exceptionally long legs, but have a more distinct separation between their cephalothorax and abdomen making them more distinguishable from Opiliones. They have 6 or 8 eyes, and are typically gray or brown in color.
HOW DANGEROUS ARE THEY?
Harvestmen do not have fangs or venom, but they do have defensive stink glands that they put to use whenever they feel threatened. They may also play dead until the threat has passed, or if grabbed, they will shed their leg or legs and run off with however many legs are left (like all arachnids, they have 8 legs. Or in their case, they start off with 8 legs at least). They are not known to carry diseases harmful to humans.
As for cellar spiders, the verdict from Mythbusters on daddy longlegs being the most venomous spider in the world is “busted” – that is, the bite from the cellar spider produced no more than a very mild, short-lived burning sensation. They are not known to carry diseases harmful to humans.
A possible explanation of why they’re thought of to be so dangerous is because they are known to hunt other highly venomous spiders like the Australian Black Widow. So if they’re able to bring down these spiders capable of killing humans, they must be dangerous. But in truth, web and wit is the key to their victory – cellar spiders are able to incapacitate these deadly spiders from a safe distance by casting silk from afar.
Of course, having an infestation of these spiders in your home can still bring trouble – while they are excellent hunters of spiders that are dangerous to humans (like the black widow and brown recluse), they are still prey for a lot of other pests that will come knocking on your door to get to this food source.
If you have an infestation of these spiders, get in touch with a professional pest control service for assistance in getting rid of them.
For more information on spiders, check out our Spider Archives!
Fleas are dogs’ greatest enemies. They suck the nutrition out of dogs and they also cause a lot of problems on your pet’s skin.
But, there are ways for you to prevent the occurrence of flea infestation, and cure it if it is already present. First, let’s discuss what fleas can actually bring to your dog’s health.
When a flea bites a dog, his skin will have an allergic reaction to the flea’s saliva and the dog will chew, scratch, and gnaw on it incessantly.
Flea bites are a major problem in many areas of the world. Your dog can be infested with fleas and they can infest your home and even bite you if the problem is left untreated.
Some dogs are actually allergic to the flea bite, so this can cause them extreme misery such as scratching till they bleed, skin inflammation, and hair loss, which is often referred to as hot spots.
1. Get the Flea Problem Under Control
Before you can treat a flea bite, you must get the flea problem under control. Otherwise, you will have hundreds of flea bites to treat.
You will want to treat your house and your dog with safe flea killing products. If you are unsure which ones to use, ask your veterinarian and they can recommend the right kind or sell you a flea treatment you place on the dog’s shoulder blades one each week.
2. Bathe The Dog in Soothing Shampoo
Once you have treated the flea problem and you visibly are seeing the fleas falling off the dog or no longer crawling, you need to shampoo your dog with an oatmeal-based product.
Do not use a flea shampoo as this can really sting if the flea bites have caused sores on your dog’s body.
If your dog is really infested with fleas, like your shampoo him or her, you may notice the shampoo turning red, this is the leftover blood that dried when the fleas bit your dog. You may need to shampoo a couple of times, depending on the severity.
Use an oatmeal-based conditioner as well, this is very soothing to the dog’s skin, especially when they have open wounds from scratching themselves.
Allow your dog to dry thoroughly and vacuum your home very well, if you have no carpet, sweep your hardwoods very well, because once you treat the home and the dog, you’re going to have a lot of dead fleas, depending on how bad the infestations were.
In Case Of Inflammation and Redness
If your dog’s skin is red and inflamed, you can see where they scratched themselves raw. Go to your local pharmacy and get an over the counter hydrocortisone cream that normally sells with 1 percent.
You will want to apply this to the affected areas several times each day. This will not burn at all and will actually be very soothing.
Fumigation is one type of pest control that can work very effectively. When done by a professional, it can provide the best method for getting rid of unwanted pests in a hurry.
However, it is not always necessary. It is up to you and your technician to determine the proper way of handling the pests in your home.
Subjecting a home to fumigation is one of the easiest and fastest ways to rid a home of an insect infestation.
The chemicals that are used in the process are very effective and can get into areas that other types of home pest control products would not be able to reach. Whether or not to use fumigation to rid your home is a personal decision that has several pros and cons associated with it.
Fumigation: How Is It Done?
Fumigation is a process that can be done by either the homeowner or a trained professional.
If the homeowner would like to fumigate the home on their own, they will need to purchase the poison fog that will be used to kill all of the insects that are present in the home.
Typically sold as foggers or bug bombs, these products have specific instructions on the label as to how to activate the poison and how many of the units should be used for an area of a particular size.
If the fumigation is being done by professionals, then they will usually place a plastic tent over the home to hold in the poisonous fumes. Then they will pump enough of the poisonous gases into the home to fill every nook, cranny, and hiding places where there may be an insect to be killed.
The chemicals used in fumigation are very strong, so it is important that nothing living is in the home except for the insects that the homeowner wants to kill.
Some Known Issues Associated With Fumigation
There are a number of different issues that are associated with the fumigation of a home.
One of the biggest issues is that the poisonous fumes permeate everything in the home and will take a couple of days to clear out of the home completely.
Homeowners that enter the home before it is properly ventilated and breathe in the fumes may become ill from the exposure to the chemicals.
Furniture, fabrics, and curtains that are exposed to the fumigation fumes can hold these chemicals for weeks if not properly cleaned after the treatment.
Sometimes the furniture will need to be exposed to the fumes of the fumigation to kill any insects that are lurking within, but when people resume the use of these furniture items, they can become sick from the residue from the poison.
Many people hire a cleaning agency to come and detail their home after they have had fumigation done to clean up any carcasses from the insects as well as wash all of the fabric items in the home to remove the fumes and residue from the treatment.
Bee removal in Mesa, AZ or in any other part of the state is often sought because while bees are an essential part of the ecosystem and do a ton of work pollinating (including billions of dollars’ worth of crops), unless you’re a beekeeper you probably don’t want to live with them.
If you or a family member is allergic to bees, it even becomes dangerous to leave them alone. While there are a few ways you can get rid of them yourself, we would recommend getting in touch with a professional pest control company for larger hives. And if you’re allergic to bee stings or think you may be, do NOT attempt to remove or kill them yourself.
Some symptoms of being allergic include the following:
- Tightness in throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
If you’ve been stung and experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. While rare, you may also go into anaphylactic shock.
Now, if you see bees around your home it doesn’t automatically mean you have a beehive on your property. These could be scouts who are still looking for that new location.
If you spot a lot of bees all huddled together, this may be a swarm of bees en route to a new location and just stopping to let the queen rest. If you see a lot of them forming to look something like a deflated football and you don’t see a hive anywhere, they’re likely just passing by. It’s recommended that you leave them alone since they’re at their most docile without honey or a nest to protect and will leave in a day or two.
If you find a lot of bees coming and going through an opening in your house, then they’ve likely set up shop there. Roofs, attics, wall cavities are some places they can build a hive, which means places that aren’t easily accessible to you.
Before getting rid of them yourself or calling a pest control service, may want to find out if there’s a beekeeper in your area. If there is one and the hive you have isn’t too troublesome to remove, they may do it for free and take it home with them, safe and sound.
Before attempting to deal with bees yourself, make sure you’re wearing protective clothing and cover as much skin as possible. Gloves, scarf, hat, and even goggles would be a good idea.
Some things you can do to repel bees:
- Bees don’t like moth balls. Placing them around the hive will encourage the bees to relocate.
- Sprinkle cinnamon around their hive. The smell of it would also encourage them to relocate.
- Plant bee repelling plants – mint, citronella, and eucalyptus are some of the more popular choices.
If you’d rather kill the bees, some methods may be:
- Cut a soda bottle in half, and leave it full of very sweet soda near where a lot of bees are. They’ll be attracted to the sweet liquid and drown in it.
- Mix one part dish soap and four parts water in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the bees you see and the hive if visible. This will agitate the bees though and they’ll try to sting you, so make sure you wear protective clothing, and do this sporadically while seeking shelter indoors between sprays.
- Spraying them with insecticide will also work – make sure you get one for specific for bees.
Because there’s a good chance they’ll end up stinging you while you attempt to deal with them, we would recommend getting in touch with a professional pest control service to take care of it for you. Since bees are also important to our ecosystem, whenever possible have them removed and not killed. Note though that removal services are typically more expensive than having pest professionals kill them.
If their hive is left attached to your house, make sure to properly dispose of it. Otherwise, you might find honey oozing through your ceiling or walls once no bees are left to maintain it.
Another thing to note is that once they’re removed, it’s also important to seal their entry point or points – you don’t want new bees in the future finding it and leaving you with the same problem again.
Depending on what kind of bee it is, there may be different methods needed to repel or kill them. It’s also possible that you’re mistaking wasps for bees – and wasps are much more aggressive so you should know what you’re dealing with first! For more information on wasps and bees, check out our blog entries for them here.
Flying bugs freak most people out – especially ones that can sting.
Bees can look a little bit cuddly, sure, but they can still sting. Wasps have a reputation for being more aggressive, and unlike bees, the same wasp can sting you multiple times. This is because once a bee stings you, their stinger gets stuck on your skin and the bee actually dies after. Wasps don’t have this problem though so people are understandably more wary of them.
Anyone would undoubtedly be dismayed to find a bug’s nest on their property. But a nest full of aggressive, flying creatures that sting too? Zero shame in noping right out of there.
WASPS ON YOUR PROPERTY:
Obviously if you see wasps on your property that’s a good indication you may have a nest nearby. So you don’t mistake bees for wasps – they have much less hair on their bodies and look shinier. They also have rounder legs, versus the flatter legs bees have. The yellow jacket wasp is common in Arizona and is frequently mistaken for the honey bee. These wasps have yellow and black markings, but they have a brighter yellow as well as the other differences mentioned earlier.
When you spot these wasps on your property, try to determine their flight path to see where their nest is – of course, from a safe distance.
If you hear a lot of buzzing, that may be another sign that you have wasps on your property, albeit not where you can readily see them (for example, if they’ve established a nest in your attic).
If you’ve seen wasps or you hear them, do a perimeter check on your property to spot a wasp nest.
IDENTIFYING A WASP NEST:
The nest you are likely to see on the external surfaces of your home or place of business would a paper wasp nest. These nests are made out of regurgitated wood pulp and saliva, and as such look papery. They’re typically gray or straw-colored.
Wasp nests may start out as small as a golf ball, and during the summer as the wasp population increases, grow to be as big as a football or even bigger. These are smooth on the outside, but on the inside may contain hexagon-shaped cells where wasp eggs are deposited.
They’re usually found in attics, porch ceilings, the undersides of a deck, or in tree branches.
Other species of wasps build nests in the ground, and other solitary wasps prefer to lodge in natural or man-made recesses where they’re protected from most of the elements.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
These wasps will eventually go away on their own. Or rather, they’ll mostly die off during winter months. It’s only the queen that survives and she’ll be off to find a new home come spring.
Unlike a beehive, leaving an abandoned wasp nest right where it is won’t leave you with any significant property damage. Nor will it attract other wasps – and may even deter them from the site. Unlike other pests, wasps don’t re-use nests.
That said, you can still get new wasp nests on your property. Because they are more aggressive and can sting you repeatedly, we would recommend getting in touch with a professional to have them removed.
For more information on wasps, check out our other blog entries here.
Crickets are a sign of good luck in many cultures, but to many people here they’re one of the more abundant nuisance pests in Arizona – you probably know what their chirping sounds like. You may have even enjoyed it for a pleasant night or two. But for most people, the incessant chirping can be hard to fall asleep to.
Some crickets also try to get inside homes to seek warmth from cold, chilly nights. They congregate at the foundations of houses to try and sneak through cracks and crevices and into the warmer sanctuary your home provides.
To begin properly dealing with crickets, you’ll have to arm yourself with the necessary knowledge.
The order Orthoptera is known for insects with large jumping legs, like crickets and grasshoppers. They can range in size from 0.12 inches to 2 inches. They have rounded heads, cylindrical bodies, long antennae, and large jumping hind legs. Most of the crickets found in the U.S. are typically black or brown, but some of them are green.
The most common types of crickets found in the Phoenix valley area are the field cricket, house cricket, and the tropical house cricket.
Field Cricket – they are dark brown or black in color, and have prominent spurs on their legs. They have large and brightly pigmented hind wings, though not all of them are capable of flight.
House Cricket – they are a light brown or tan in color, and have less prominent spurs on their legs. They have long wings that cover their abdomen.
Tropical House Cricket – they are a yellowish-brown in color, and have less prominent spurs on their legs. They have shorter wings that only cover about half their abdomen. Very rarely, they may have longer wings similar to House Crickets.
Crickets are nocturnal, and during the day hide in shaded areas like tall grass, cracks and crevices in structures, stacked firewood, under rock piles or other debris.
Fruits, vegetables, meat – crickets are omnivores, and eat food that may be quite similar to what we eat. They are scavengers and eat what they find in our homes, garages, or yards. Out in the wild, their diet consists of rotting leaves, rotting fruit, vegetables, and other insects.
HOW DANGEROUS ARE THEY?
Crickets are considered a nuisance pest, more so because of the noise they can produce. The house cricket may be the most problematic for homeowners, as they can produce offspring indoors and need not go outside. If left unattended, generations of these crickets may spend their entire lives never leaving the confines of your own home.
In large numbers, these crickets may damage drywall and fabrics around your home. They’re also known to leave large amounts of feces.
Crickets may attempt to bite humans in defense (if for example, you are holding them tightly in your hand), but they’re typically not able to puncture skin.
HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THEM?
- Using an insecticide spray either by direct hit or by spraying areas where they are typically found is effective. As these chemicals are toxic, avoid spraying near where your family and pets typically rest.
- A more natural way to get rid of them would be to set a bait using molasses. Place molasses in a shallow bowl and fill it halfway with water. Once crickets hop in, they should drown.
Prevent crickets from entering your home by sealing cracks and crevices, and install screens on any outdoor vents. You may also want to install screens on windows, and invest in weatherstripping to close gaps on windows and doors.
Not only does this prevent crickets from entering your home, but it also prevents other pests that prey on crickets from entering. Crickets are loved by many small snakes, rats, mice, beetles, wasps, spiders, lizards, and many more.
For more information on crickets, check out our Pest Encyclopedia.