Kill cave crickets, destroy mold and eliminate eggs all at once!
If you’re attempting to eradicate cave crickets without controlling the mold and fungus they feed upon, your efforts may not yield long term results. Cedar Oil is a natural fungicide and microbicide that kills mold and mildew spores on all surfaces and within porous materials. Our cedar oil formula is enhanced with a quartz rock carrier that amplifies insecticide properties to staggering heights. Direct treatment kills cave crickets on contact without the dangerous side effects of chemical sprays that can make your home unlivable. Wide area treatment establishes a lasting barrier that discourages new camel crickets from entering sprayed territory.
Tips and tricks to get rid of cave crickets
To wage a successful war against cave crickets, know your enemy’s habits and characteristics. Cave crickets resemble gigantic spiders with extra long jointed limbs and thick hind legs shaped like drumsticks. Camel crickets are widely known for their tendency to jump at humans who approach them. Some entomologists speculate that this behavior is the result of bad eyesight, while others cite a desire to intimidate. Whatever the case, cave crickets don’t actually bite or sting. The curious needle like projection that looks like a stinger is actually an ovipositor (egg tube).
Cave crickets pass the winter as nymphs and lay eggs in the spring soil. They love to nest in dark, damp places where there’s plenty of mold to feed upon. They are commonly found under porches and decks or within basements and crawl spaces. They love to nest under double wide trailers and other elevated structures where skirting blocks out sunlight and traps moisture. On a sunny day, they may enter your home seeking relief from extreme heat.
Unlike ordinary house crickets which die a few weeks after reaching adulthood, a cave cricket can survive two or more years. If you’re finding cave crickets inside the home, beware that they can reproduce quickly. It’s imperative to choose a cedar oil product with the capability to kill eggs. Cave crickets love to eat both synthetic and man made material including rugs, furniture, books, canvas, clothing, boxes and linens. In severe cases, their cement like droppings can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
To control advanced infestations, choose a cedar oil product that kills on contact and controls mold at the same time. Cedar oil is widely recognized for anti-fungal properties, immediate knockdown and lasting residual effects that repel insects from sprayed territory. Hotels often use cedar oil to eradicate bedbugs, kill mold and destroy mites within air ducts. Pet owners and animal health professionals use cedar oil to kill fleas, ticks and mites.
—Use our INDOOR formula to treat the perimeter of your basement, paying close attention to the seams where walls and ceilings meet. Spray basement window frames and seal any cracks you encounter.
—Use our OUTDOOR concentrate to treat the perimeter of your home, paying close attention to areas where shrubs and plants touch your home. (One quart of concentrate makes eight gallons of solution.) A good treatment early in the spring can kill nymphs and prevent future infestation. Feel free to mix the concentrate double strength the first time you apply it. Treat again when summer approaches.
—Use our INDOOR formula to treat under porches, decks, trailers and other elevated structures. The quartz rock additive amplifies the insecticide properties of cedar oil, creating a stronger product with the capability to kill cave crickets on contact and destroy eggs. (Be advised that the indoor formula is too strong for use in gardens. It may kill grass and plants. Use our OUTDOOR formula for plants, shrubs and grassy areas that touch the home.)
—Install a professional dryer vent seal. A variety of insects enter homes through cracks around dryer vent tubes. (Quality vent seals are sold at bestenergysavingproducts.com. Wholesale Pesticides is not affiliated with this company. We just like their product.)
—Pay close attention to drafts. Random gusts of wind are instrumental in leading us to cracks where bugs can enter the home. If there’s a closet or crawlspace that feels colder than the rest of the house, it’s a sure sign of a large crack that should be sealed immediately.
—Spray rugs and baseboards in bathrooms with our INDOOR formula. Don’t forget to treat under the sink. Our indoor formula won’t stain carpet.
—Treat fabrics and boxes in closets and crawlspaces to prevent cave crickets from destroying clothing. The indoor formula is formulated not to stain fabrics.
—Spray your yard with our OUTDOOR formula to create a natural barrier that discourages crickets and other insects from entering sprayed territory. The outdoor formula won’t harm plants.
—Don’t let leaves pile up beside your home. Cave crickets like to congregate in stacks of debris.
—Keep grass tightly trimmed and remove grass clippings. Don’t allow piles of dead grass to accumulate, especially near the foundation of your home.
—Clean gutters once every few months.
—Seal cracks around the foundation of your home.
—Eliminate clutter in basements, sheds and garages.
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